The pen does so much more than
Record our present thoughts
Or disperse our ideas
Far and wide
For others to savor.
The pen presents an opportunity
For a part of ourselves
To exist outside of our physical members
On a page
For others to encounter.
Every day I populate my mind
With the written words of great writers,
From ancient scribes of sacred texts
To contemporary authors of the 21st century-
People I will likely never meet in person,
And yet their lives
Inform so much of my own
As though they were a person
Living in my very house.
Writing does so much more
Than record the thoughts of the writer-
It reincarnates them.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect’