When one reads, one can, somtimes feel that the front cover photos of authors are notWhy Writing?
Have you ever experienced that you can see
and hear those who you are reading their books or piece of writing?
I think this is a common thing and I am not writing about an odd phenomenon.
When one reads, one can, sometimes, feel that the front cover photos of authors are not just images but real; they are talking, walking and breathing. This is not just about historical persons or well known authors who you’ve never met before; but even in our chatting and comments on social media with friends, relatives or others. People’s voices and images can be vividly reflected through their writings. One can see their faces and hear their voices through what they write. And why not to say that we know others better through what they write. There is a well known saying or a wisdom in Arabic said; “talk to be known “and what is writing about? It is another method of talking to others as well as ourselves.
What is so special about writing?
Is it not true that not every person can write?
Not every writing is worth reading?
Not every writer is honest in what he/she writes about?
Some may write to entertain, to practise a hobby, to earn living, to show off, to teach and instruct, to reflect on an experience, to talk about special thoughts and for many other reasons…
But not all those, who write, can live in what they write or touch thr hearts?
Why is it always said that great authors have never died? As once you read their books, you can see them, hear them, live with them, and learn from them. When I was reading Gandhi’s book, for example, I could hear him speaking and imagine vividly how he lived.
Do you ever feel that what you read is a false writing? Or in other words do you ever feel when one is lying, acting or even worse copying others in his/her writing. In scientific research, plagiarism is easily discovered when a researcher use and copy others’ work without any reference. This is considered a theft in scientific research and the researcher might not be awarded his/her degree for this dishonest behaviour. But in general in our daily reading, have you ever feel that there is something wrong about that piece of writing, comments, emails or even chatting? when, sometimes, you wonder why you can not follow that book any more or you say this is a strange email or an unusual comment?
When we can not see faces or hear voices, something like higher transparency can guide us to perceive what is real or fake about what has been written. We do not need a software to discover honest writings. We just need to be ourselves, to be true readers, honest learners and to think about what we read. There may be an inner sense, our subconscious mind or better than all, heaven guidance that would direct us to see and feel better than our conscious senses if we really care.
This is the truth; Writing is definitely so special. And if one likes writing why not thinking: am i going to write a pure honest piece that will live and help others as well as myself to live or just a fake one just to waste the time of those who do not care?
Just a thought!