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Tuesday, 07 August 2012 12:46

Why I Write

I write for order, for Logos

Writing compels me to face my thoughts, however complex and muddled they are, shift some to the left, others to the right, some upwards, others downwards, until they form part of a coherent image of reality - my image of reality. I write because I enjoy verbalizing my thoughts so that in the end, every action or inaction is justified intelligently. If not, it is at least given an identity. By attributing reasons for every phenomenon in my environment, I feel empowered by my ability to think in a coherent and structured manner. The existence of such logos or order in my life renders every action and thought meaningful. Writing thus makes existence and 'beingness' meaningful.

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