by Madeline Laughs
This is something I rarely do.
I reached one paragraph and was quite impressed with what it said. I wondered to myself who I had quoted so I scrolled to the bottom, looking for the quotation marks and the credited source. I didn’t find any, so I scrolled back to the top, thinking I must have missed something. There weren’t any quotation marks at the top either.
I read the paragraph again.
Wow, I thought to myself.
I wrote that.
I have never had an ego about anything I write. I enjoy sharing what I write with my friends and anyone else who comes along and takes the time to read it. I love to write, but it is rare that I will ever go back just to read something I wrote. I might go back to something I need at the moment. I might edit it to bring it up to date so I can repost it, but I never go back just to read my own writing.
For me, writing is therapy.
Just as if I sat in a professional therapist’s office and regurgitated my thoughts, fears, revelations or tears, writing it out and hitting Publish is like spending $50 an hour to tell it to a doctor.
I get it out and then I get a move on.
There have been certain BIG events in my life that I will continue to process and grow from, in my writing. They aren’t pretty subjects, but they are something that needs to be talked about. Not just by me, but by a lot of people that have been warned to keep quiet when they try to share things that have hurt them.
Don’t be quiet anymore.
Talking about it and sharing your experiences with others is the best medicine I know about.
I am aware that some subjects are not society approved. This set of rules is what leads me to believe now that society is just another word for suppress. If someone can make you feel guilty for exposing the ugly truth, then perhaps the ugly truth can stay hidden. Then repeating history won’t carry a stigma.
I never allow anyone to dictate to me what I write about when it comes to this. Oh, a couple of folks have tried to bully me into submission about one subject, but they can kiss my ass. If they don’t like what I have to say, they don’t have to read a word of it. You would think that’s common sense, but I see their digital footprints every time they trespass here and it makes me chuckle.
I guess there are times I am more prolific than I am aware of. I guess some days I am better at expressing myself, than on others. I know I can’t hold onto many of the thoughts and words in my head that I tend to share here and so I am pleased to be able to have a place to put them.
I know it feels good to be able to come here and occasionally say to myself…
Damn, I guess I can write.
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