I just returned from three weeks by the sea. Three weeks of relaxing like I haven’t since I was a child. Three weeks of minimal technology. It wasn’t announced or predicted. It just happened.
Sometimes in the path of social media, my thoughts are contained in a straight and narrow box. I have to busy my mind with trending topics, garnering invites to Google, forcing this square peg into new “circles” and keeping my thoughts to 140 characters. Unless I want others to share my thoughts, then I have to somehow keep them to 125 characters.
But a funny thing happens when your face isn’t updated every half hour in an electronic book and when you listen for live birds tweeting as they freely fly by.
Other thoughts have their way, and they simply come.
I’ve thought a lot about why I create, namely why I write. So I’m doing a series on the why behind the artist.
I write so people will abandon cultural beliefs, which carves out an honest space for simple truth and good living.
Why do you do what you do?