I really enjoyed these words by Steve Osborne [from one of his blog posts at The Writers Bag ]
“Writing is therapy. Socrates claimed that the unexamined life is not worth living. Taking the time to honestly document your soul on paper is a powerful form of self-examination. It heals. It guides. It calms. It helps make life worth living.
I know this is true. Every day – sometimes several times a day – I take a pen and notebook and simply write. I always use a specific type of pen and a Moleskine notebook because they enhance the experience. I get in a quiet place to write, but if I can’t, I quiet my mind before I begin. This is not difficult. The act of writing forces me to slow down, concentrate, focus and center myself – whether I’m on a mountain peak or in an airport.”
I just wished I had more time to write; I have to really concentrate when I write, as English is not my mother tongue. I find it easier to grab my Moleskine and sketch when I’m out and about. For example, these are chairs I have sketched while in waiting rooms.
But I am trying to write more, I’m trying…