Thursday, September 6, 2007
Writing: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Writing: The Good - I like writing my thoughts. It helps me sort out things that otherwise overwhelms me. And so for me, writing is good. It helps me express feelings, and emotions. It helps me clarify thoughts. It helps me put facts into print. And just think of the history we now know because someone cared to chronicle the events that have happened. Ah, yes, writing is good.
Writing: the Bad - My husband does not like writing. He said if I have something to tell him, say it. Don't e-mail it, don't write it - say it, tell it. He prefers verbal communication than written. The interesting thing is that he loves to read news paper and novels, therefore he should appreciate writing. Another interesting thing is that we dated through "letters". we wrote each other a lot. Ahh... I guess love makes us do the things we don't like doing. But wait, now that he does not write, and he does not want me to write - does that mean he does not love me anymore? Let's not go there ;)
Writing: The Ugly - My son hates writing. He despises it. Oh, he's a creative writer - if he'd be allow to dictate his thoughts. But the physical exercise of actually using a pen or pencil and writing down his thoughts just kills him. Thank God for computers. At least it's just the physical handwriting that he hates, not the actual composing of literature.
There you have it - the good, the bad and the ugly of writing (according to our family). For more good writing, please go to Sunday Scribblings. Yes, writing is the prompt for this week.