– Kahlil Gibran
“My friend, I am not what I seem. Seeming is but a garment I wear – a care-woven garment that protects me from thy questionings and thee from my negligence. The ‘I’ in me, my friend, dwells in the house of silence, and therein it shall remain for ever more, unperceived, unapproachable.”
I sit down to write my ‘About’ page… I’m stuck. Yet again. I write. Erase. Rewrite. Erase. Write. I stop. I can’t describe myself. My life’s too random and changing. I contemplate writing about the only constants – My love for electronics (I know that’s it’s too vague a term, but it works) and the tiny, unseen yet tangible world in which the electrons move around.Then comes that never-ending yearning for learning. I seek new things like fire seeks oxygen.
These two things will never change.
Now, before it’s too late, I’m Glen. This blog is where I write about random things in life. Posts have no particular order. I don’t think I will ever stick to a specific topic. It’s quite hard for me to write full-length posts. I keep writing things bit by bit and they are all drafts. They remain drafts. In fact, I have way more drafts than total posts on this blog. I always thought it to be writer’s block or that I’m simply too lazy?
But today, I think I’ve finally understood what it is:
To write is to convey your thoughts precisely to the reader, taking care to not ignore the subtle things or enforce anything. It involves carefully choosing the right mix of words that invoke strong emotions and vivid images in the reader. And above all, the intention must always be lucid.
Writing is art. For words to flow through your fingers, requires a good deal of experience, insight and well-organized thoughts.
I have none.
Hence I hit blocks quicker than ever. I’m reading, learning, improving, trying to organize thoughts and think deeper, searching for meaning, still discovering the universe within…
I know I’ll get there! But until then things will be quite slow! … ∞