On Not Writing

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How does one not write?

The most obvious answer is to just avoid writing.

Whenever the urge to write strikes, it can be suppressed in any number of ways:  watch funny videos on YouTube, read a book, go rummage in the refrigerator for a snack.   Or just sit there.

Not writing is quite easy.   Natural, even.

But that’s not what I meant by the question “How does one not write?

Imagine the question spoken in an incredulous tone.  How does one not write?

Sometimes I wish I did not have the urge to write.

Sometimes I wish I could walk away from it and say blithely, “Adios, Sucker.

Then I could take up something else.  Woodworking.  Gardening.  Cooking.  Astronomy.

But even as I am walking away, the words “Adios, Sucker” still echoing in the air around me, I know I am lying to myself.

I will be back.

And my writing will be right where I left it, with that sneering, supercilious look on its face as if to say, “I knew you’d come crawling back.  You can’t not write.

Oh, but oh how I wish sometimes  I could!

Not write, that is.

But I cannot not write.

But neither can I write.

 

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32 comments

  1. You have the write to remain silent. Anything you write can and will be used (for or) against you in a court of blog readers opinion. Do you understand these writes?

    Hmm. Sounds a little scary put that way. More simply put, write, or don’t write. There is no write or wrong.

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  2. I am glad that you cannot not write, but I think you need a better way to say that “cannot be a non-writer”….or “be write-less” maybe? Or perhaps “the anti-blogger”? Anyhooo it’s a good thing that you do write because I really cannot think of the best way to describe the opposite of being a writer. Oh and also because the blogging world would be a lot less interesting without your posts. 😌

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