Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Thinking about Writing

Thinking my thoughts on the screen where others can see them is a natural thing for a writer to do. Laying down my feelings, playing out my intentions, putting forth my ideas, these are just dimensions of the role that I play of the craft that I practice.

Yet when I write I fill every word with meaning, and I listen for the sounds of the music, and I hope for the simplest, softest tug at the heart when the head isn’t looking. I do all of these things, not because I am supposed to do them. I do all of them, because it’s all I know how to do.
−me strauss Letting me be

13 comments:

Dawn said...

Beautifully written, Liz.

It's one thing to be gifted, and quite another to recognize one's gifts and actually create with them. You do it so well.

ME Strauss said...

Thank you, Dawn,
Those just thoughts about why I write. I write because I cannot NOT write. :)

Tell No One said...

Because it's all you know how to do...

And you do it with so much heart. You know how important you are to others, whether they are passing through or sticking around awhile. My heart needed a safe place to beat and I know so many others need the same. If only they knew where to find you :) I was lucky to blindly stumble here. (though something tells me it was no accident)

Katrina

ME Strauss said...

Hey Katrina,
Thank you. I am grateful for you. You are welcome here always.

garnet david said...

And we're all grateful you do.

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Liz.

ghl

ME Strauss said...

Oh David,
Happy Thanksgiving to you.

Trée said...

Liz, you have more talent in your little finger than I have in a thousand cookies and as hard as it is to say, if forced to choose, well, I would choose you. :-D

Happy Thanksgiving my dear giver of peace back lit by joy. :-)

ME Strauss said...

Trée, you are a bringer of light and you've been drinking too much tea!:) Thank you.:)

Trée said...

Blushing. Well, it is Thanksgiving isn't it? I'll share my tea if you would like some. One never hordes the tea. It the law. :-D

ME Strauss said...

As I sit here writing my own thank you. Your note made me laugh with joy -- the real stuff.

dsnake1 said...

and we are the richer for that! :)

ME Strauss said...

Thanks, Dsnake.
A writer needs readers to write for. You are so important and so valued. Please know that.

dsnake1 said...

Thank you Liz!
thanks for sharing your words!