I Write Because…

I write because I still remember the thrill of seeing my name in print in the school magazine in fourth grade.

I write because years ago my cousin told me that if I continued writing that diary, someday I will turn over those pages and smile at the happy, sad, silly, worried younger version of me. I write because every time I do turn over the pages of my diary, I can see myself writing those words – I can remember the day, the incidents that led to what I wrote, and in those pages I see myself like I can see another person: my face, my expressions with no mirror in front of me and the images are as clear as in HD TV.

I write because I always thought no one understood me. I write because my writing is my way of explaining myself to the world and hoping some day, some one would understand me down to my bones and skin and love me for whoever I am.

I write because I enter a different world when I am writing; I wear a different face, different skin at the time and I can be who I want to freely, without pretense, without worrying.

I write because I am no painter and my writing is my way of capturing the memories for the desolate years of living alone or old age.

I write because what I have to say is important for me, even if it holds no value to the world.

I write because I crave attention. I write because I am no head-turner, but I am desperate to prove I am not as plain as you think I am.

I write because without writing I feel purposeless, dull.

I write because I may never tell you how hurt or sad or depressed I am. I write because my writing is my voice.

I write because I know no other way.

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About Arpita

Arpita Pramanick is a little, young woman with a bright face (who'd rather not look directly into a stranger's eye) you'll find walking on the corridors of Mu Sigma, Inc. She tells herself she wants to be a properly published writer (by which she means she wants to be published from the likes of Penguin), but isn't really so sincere about writing everyday. So if you see her, tell her to go write. She'll love you for doing that!
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25 Responses to I Write Because…

  1. rosemawrites says:

    Yes, without writing life feels like worthless! 🙂 I completely agree with you. 🙂

    Here’s mine: http://wp.me/p4ZhSl-cy. 🙂

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  2. Marquessa says:

    Nice post! I also like the changes you made to your format.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Arpita says:

      Thank you Marquessa. I loved the earlier theme but the font size was smaller than my liking so I used to make the whole text Heading 5 or something – it was a bit of work. I discovered this one in one of our fellow Writing101er’s blog and loved the font size!

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  3. Kristina Noelle says:

    Everything in this post is ♥. “I write because I know no other way.”

    Liked by 1 person

  4. koolitzable says:

    I write because without writing I feel purposeless, dull. <<<< I feel this too..keep blogging and good luck 🙂

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  5. Indira says:

    The best reason is ‘ your writing is your voice’ this says all. Loved this post.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Your prose is almost poetic. Like a sinusoidal wave flowing through a diode – rises and falls in a rhythmic motion but never goes to negative.

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  7. mterrazas32 says:

    very well written post. Really like, “I write because I may never tell you how hurt or sad or depressed I am. I write because my writing is my voice.” That a strong statement there and pretty sure a lot of people can relate to that.

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  8. maynotbesoanonymous says:

    Can I just say that I really admire this post? It feels like we share some same sentiments, only you have put it into better words than I did. I just had to follow your blog upon reading this. 🙂

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