"Fallout"

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  • On Writing

    "Fallout"

    It isn’t the rhetoric

    Or painfully constructed prose

    Nor is it the lesson in discipline we learn

    On our way through the catharsis

    Of shedding yesterday’s chrysalis

     

    No

    That’s not what writing is about

    Really

     

    What writing is has nothing to do with words either

    They are but inadequate afterthoughts

    Lingering like earthquake tremors

    On the typography of man’s paper chase

     

    Writing is a fluid

    Pumping through the marrow

    A living/breathing power

    Controlled

    But not contained

    By those who think a thought worth saving

    Or witness an event worthy of prolonged attention

     

    Writing is the perfect timing of ideas

    Impacting ravenous curiosities

    In the midst of experiencing the sublime privilege

    Of putting two and two together

    In as many ways God will permit

     

    Never underestimate the power of accumulation

    For once a thought is scribed

    It lives only to give birth to another

    Until

    At last

    We come to know

    Why it is we need to write

     

    John Christopher

    1988

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    Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

    Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

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