Written_In_Water

United Kingdom

17
Christadelphian
INFJ
Hufflepuff
he/him
A better reader than a writer - but aren't we all?
If I like your writing then I will spam read it (sorry about that)
Joined July 8th 2021

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"The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself. I will keep the law given by God...there I plant my foot" - Jane Eyre

If you've clicked on my page - Thank you! But if you want some much better stuff to read, turn around and go find these amazing accounts (they're all brilliant, so I put them in alphabetical order):

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Copycat

July 8, 2021

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I’m a better reader than a writer- but then aren’t we all?

Finding fully formed thoughts filtered by selection bias
Has always been easier than taking your own
And twisting the swords into plowshares and back again
And wrapping the metal around your arm like a vine or a vice
Until it bites into your skin to get at your pulse

And I must confess that the pulse of my words is rather
weak and fluttery: The idea stands in judgement of it
And the shadow cast starves it of light:
I constrain the idea to a pathetic sapling with the soil I provide

Like giving one of the great plays
To kindergarten kids’ fumbling, fickle fingers

And the world is full of great plays to chase like butterflies
Tantalising, because we know they’re catchable

But I must confess that I am no great writer
Not like those who can gather up light and hold it in their palm
Not like those can burden simple sentences with heaviness
Not like those whose irrevocable words fall like snow

No - I am like a flimsy Christmas cracker copycat
My disorganised thoughts pressed into service
The better the forgery the louder the applause
Even this is forgery - sickening
I’m a better reader than a writer - but then aren’t we all?

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