|For those of us who create art by the use of words, ours is as noble a pursuit as any. A review of chaotic regimes we find a time-tested equation for dismantling a sovereign government entails the curtailing of all known forms of expression.
I ask you why? Why do authority figures and Neanderthal men with guns seize and imprison those who talk? Perhaps history is not solely the documentation of physical events but also the literary action of those who have a voice and a will to speak and to write.
For those of us who create art by placing and putting together words and letters,
ours is as great a calling as any vocation.
A review of the history of the human race, we discover that the innate ability to bring forth coherent words has been the most tangible factor in the evolution of our species. It is not enough to do and to show. We must tell.
In the not so distant past, I had the misfortune of having to listen to some incomprehensible verbiage from a woman who is very dear to my heart. This woman who is as close to me as my own biological mother, indicated that she thought my ambition and sole wish in life was to acquire fame.
Her comments and subsequent words were as crippling and as damaging a blow to me as any physical pain I have ever known and felt. In my need to bury and bring to closure my surrogate mother’s misguided utterances, I say these words with some satisfaction:
“For those of us who create art by the intricate placement of neutral, ambiguous, words and letters, ours is as noble a pursuit as any other craft.”
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