Sometimes everything has to be enscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that small, bright, and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart. David Whyte

Everyday Inspiration Day One: Why Do I Write?

on October 4, 2016

Writing is the joy and  purpose that putting life experience into words gives me. It happens when I go quiet and lose myself in the actions of the sky, trees, wind and small animals outside my window. It happens when I need to  tie up loose feelings from my own life experience. Experience is the key word.

I write from the perspective of a woman who will turn eighty in two months. I know what it is to have  felt the same way inside as long as I can remember. I know what it is to feel my body aging and live with limitations. Best of all I am discovering the unique joy of the changes I experience. I am changing and like a Janus face can look backward  and forward through a rainbow of experience arching through time from my early years to a still mysterious future.

When I started my blog I knew I could write.  I did not know I have been given the gift of writing poetry. I am a wordy person by nature and reducing my words to the seventeen syllables of a haiku gives me focus. I love to find just the perfect word and word field to express myself. I love writing poetry because at least in the Word Press world there are few rules about complete sentences. I love leaving spaces for readers to fill in with their sense of what my words mean in their lives.

I write because I have stories to pass down to my children and grandchildren. I write for the pleasure of remembering places I’ve been in my travels.

Writing makes me whole.





14 responses to “Everyday Inspiration Day One: Why Do I Write?

  1. den169 says:

    I celebrate your joy in writing.

  2. Cethru Celophane says:

    Nicely said. I wish I could describe my own inspiration as well as you have done.

  3. vivachange77 says:

    Many thanks for your comment. 🙂

  4. Eileen says:

    “Writing makes me whole.” Oh Yes! It does. I can relate since I’m also past 79. Sometimes I can look back and make sense out of things that puzzled me at the time. Age gives a whole different perspective even on our younger selves. I feel sorry in a way for the young, they have such limited memories to draw on! Enjoyed this very much.

  5. JoHanna Massey says:

    And what a discovery you have made! Your poetry and perspective are just fresh and yet so finely tuned to exactly what you are seeing/experiencing/remembering.. I am so glad you chose to have a website as I enjoy your writing so very much. Thank you. 🍁

  6. I love your writing and your lovely spirit!

  7. vivachange77 says:

    Thanks for your gracious comment, Lynn. ❤

  8. This is beautiful Ina, I think you have the gift of prose too 🙂

  9. vivachange77 says:

    Thanks, Andrea. Doing this current writing to prompts two years after Writing 101 I can see how much I’ve learned. I am clearly a writer.

  10. hbsuefred says:

    Salutations to my fellow “elderly” writer, who possesses the discipline to write in a poetic form. I had no idea, until recently, how difficult it could be to fit thoughts into proscribed rhythms and/or rhymes. Don’t know if I’d ever to be able to work within that construct ever again.

    • vivachange77 says:

      I never knew that I have the gift of writing poetry until I began my blog. To me it is freeing to write in incomplete sentences with minimum punctuation and be guided by meter. Then I can focus on words to carry my meaning. I love playing with words!

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