Re-blogged From bottledworder: On how much to write

Loved this Essay, which came at a very opportune moment. Not only am I ensconced in the #writing of #38write, but I am also dealing with the aftermath of a family crisis that happened unexpectedly on Sunday night. So please enjoy @bottledworder and her comments on when and when not to write….


There is a time to write and there is a time to stay silent. To not write. And there are times when writing does not come.

No, I am not talking about writer’s block. I am talking about events in a person’s life that leave a deep impact. Pain that lies too deep for tears and emotion that lies too deep for words.

Know what I am talking about?

Certainly there are blogs out there that chronicle pain and love and other emotions as they come everyday. The blog is a form especially suited for such an outlet.

But at the same time, good writing is “emotion recollected in tranquility” for many of us. Noting experience down in the heat of the moment often distorts the shape of what lies deep in our hearts on the mirror of our page,  desecrates what seems to be pure, exposes to interpretation and…

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2 Responses to Re-blogged From bottledworder: On how much to write

  1. Hope everything is okay x

  2. E. says:

    Hi Green and Ginger, thank you so much for your comment and your kind words. Yes, things are okay – and in many ways more okay than they have been in a long time. Sunday’s episode with my sister was so difficult that it really cause the family to have an important conversation that we have not had to date. So as awful as it was, it set us on the right direction. I suppose every family has challenges of one thing or another. As for the story, I hope I did not scare people, I am just trying to get in touch with how I felt as a kid – that I have blocked out for so long. Just trying to get healthy, but safe and sound. Best to you.

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