Why I Keep Writing

Writing is very therapeutic for me.

It releases a pent up inner conversation, a conversation that I can rarely have with anyone.

It helps me to visualize that conversation and visualize my thoughts.

Sometimes I can only have that conversation with myself.  Not that there is anything that I couldn’t share with anyone else.  There are no deep dark secrets that have to get out.

Writing just allows me to organize the conversation before it comes out of my mouth.

I am shy and quiet.

My thoughts flow down my right arm and through my hand better than straight out of my mouth.  I think that is the case with a lot of people but they just don’t shut up long enough to realize it.

Writing is something I can do all by myself.  I don’t need to rely on anyone or any special equipment or setting.

It allows me to be creative without any constraints.

There are very few people in my life who I can engage in conversations from my soul.

Of course there is my wife but more and more we never seem to have the right time or setting to share these conversations.  With a busy schedule and a busy house, few are the moments when we can clear our minds and talk as we did when we were young.

And one of my true friends in life other than my wife lives far away so the time for us to share our thoughts are sporadic.

That is why I write.

I have cleared my head of a long career that fulfilled the needs of the time and now twenty five years of conversations that were stowed away are coming out.

© Otis P Smith and About the Groove, 2015. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Otis P Smith and About the Groove with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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