Thursday, October 13, 2005

Here is one problem of writing. You express something through your medium at a time when these feelings are powerful. And then, over time, the feelings change and the writing stands as little more than a marker, a milestone of where you once were, how you once felt. But the power of words is not to be underestimated. The reader has no idea where the current self and the written self overlap and so, the reader knows only the writing, and not the person. And this can be dangerous.



At 10:40 PM, Blogger Patry Francis said...

Interesting thought, but in many ways the same thing could be said of the things we said and did or even the promises we made last week or last year.

At 11:35 PM, Blogger Jordan E. Rosenfeld said...

Well, maybe 'dangerous' wasn't the most apt summary. Writing transcends time because words stay printed on paper and screen, whereas words spoken and promises made are more ephemeral.


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