When I write on paper, I write differently. I watch my thoughts as they leave my brain, moving down my arm to my hand and come out through the pencil's end. The words come more slowly and I look closely at them.
Something happens when I write on the Internet. Perhaps it's the fact that know other people are writing on other screens words that I'll read. It simply be that I'm looking up as if another person is sitting across from me. I am more aware that I'm talking with my keys -- that my words are a doorway to relationships.
Bit by bit, word by word, I've come to realize that the writing I do here is more than recording ideas and thoughts. People stop. People read. People answer what I say.
Their words meet my words. We communicate.
My heart and mind meets others here.
I hope that she tells them too.
"Please don't stop."
--me "liz" strauss, letting me be
She said, "Please don't stop."
I'm a writer. I'm not sure that I could.