“I love people. Everybody. I love them, I think, as a stamp collector loves his collection. Every story, every incident, every bit of conversation is raw material for me. My love’s not impersonal yet not wholly subjective either. I would like to be everyone, a cripple, a dying man, a whore, and then come back to write about my thoughts, my emotions, as that person. But I am not omniscient. I have to live my life, and it is the only one I’ll ever have. And you cannot regard your own life with objective curiosity all the time…” -Sylvia Plath, poet.
i came across this quote a few weeks ago accompanied by this wonderful statement:
write something down – the lyrics to that song, the people that you love, the one moment today that was worth hanging on to, a conversation you want to remember, something you want to do tomorrow, a list of places you would like to see, something that is beautiful in the middle of the chaos. write it down because it was real…
what can you write down today? what moment, sight or sound was worthy of being permanently recorded? what thoughts and ideas deserve to be put on paper and sent out into the universe? each day of life deserves to be recorded…each day presents moments that can never be relived. And as Ms. Plath put so well, we can not sit idly by and look on life with distant objectivity…so jump in, soak it up and write it down.