“Can a writer ever run out of stories to tell?“
Someone wanted to know. I did too.
I had ran out of words. I was out of stories to write.
But words are not stories. Writing is not the only way to tell a story.
The way we express ourselves over time changes. Today, we sing; tomorrow, our voices just want to talk. There’s no melody left.
Expression is about release. Setting words free. Setting ideas free. Setting worries free. Setting yourself free.
Your hands may not write forever. Give them room to do new things. To grow and learn a new rhythm of expression.
It may be that each season requires a new form of expression. And to see the best of it- observe and listen before you find your bearing.
An integral part of new beginnings is letting go of what looks and feels comfortable to you. Embracing the pain and discomfort of a new direction. That’s where the magic of life lies.
Yes, you can run out of stories to tell- but try not to. Because stories concern the way we see the world. And losing that ability to translate and interpret what’s around you is a sign of darkness.
You can translate the world around you in so many different ways- writing is not the end. Be open to something new.
is not about how many people
like your work
if your heart likes your work
if your soul likes your work
it’s about how honest
you are with yourself
It gets tough- it really does. But this expression is about you. A lifeline. A way to keep you above the water. And that’s worth fighting for.
© Tessy Maritim