Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Mental Snack (18)

Share your thoughts...

"I write to tell stories. I believe that there are some professions in the world that will last forever: doctor or a nurse, teacher, builder, and a storyteller. I write also to become myself, more so day by day. Writing is a way to shape out visible and invisible, in myself as well as in the world." Eppu Nuotio

* Thank you, Liana Aghajanian, for this awesome quote.

What is your profession, dear reader? Are you satisfied with what you're doing? If not, then what profession do you want to get into?

9 comments:

Imola said...

Dear, dear, writer...I cannot not agree with your quote...the matter is of what type of storyteller? You should think about the paradigm shift in modernity - if you were referring to literature, things have changer dramatically, and so has the status of all arts (for you mentioned that art is the most human trait that one may hope to posses). Which storyteller? The folkloric? The professional (aka the writer?)? Or can this term house all those using forms of expression, musicians, painters, etc.?

All the best!

Vatche said...

Hey, Imola, glad to see you're comment. I agree that literature has changed a lot. A storyteller is a very broad term, to say the least, and I believe that in the quote the "storyteller" represents not just the writer, but all forms of expression such as artists, musicians, etc. Thanks for the comment and write on!

Paul L. Martin said...

Great quote, Vatche, and by connection Ms. Aghajanian. That 60 minute discussion on Sunday keeps echoing around and around. We should meet every month or two to continue the discussion, maybe a literal "mental snack."

Vatche said...

You're definitely right about that discussion. Though it's only been three-four days since the event, it's still being tossed around here and there on the internet. I will definitely agree that we should meet up to continue the discussions. Thanks for the comment, Mr. Martin. Write on!

Imola said...

I shall write, and so shall you! We shall see if we can help people discover the student writer and his mind...(I say no more!)

Best!

Vatche said...

Thank you, Imola, for the wonderful and inspiring comment. Together we shall write and help others discover the student writer and his mind. Together. Thank you! :)

Imola said...

;)))

Shadow said...

profession? not important. as long as its an environment that offers stimulation, variety and material for.... yes, writing.

Vatche said...

I agree that environment is also an important factor when it comes to writing. That's what a lot of authors always say to me that I should find my perfect writing spot, where there are no interruptions.

Lastly, I guess you're right about the whole profession angle. One does not need to be a professional to write. A baby can write. A child can write. A student can write. The professional is not the only one who is gifted with an articulate mind and fingers.

Thanks for the comment. Write on!

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