Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A Mental Snack (19)


Share your thoughts...

"Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow..."~ Lawrence Clark Powell

Why do you write? Why do you speak? Why do you read?

16 comments:

Carolyn V. said...

I write because I have the desire. I speak...sometimes not that well. I read to visit places in my mind. =)

Vatche said...

Hey, Carolyn V.! Very interesting thoughts. As for me, I write because of my passion, I speak because I have something to say, and I read because (like you) I want to visit places in my mind. Very cool thoughts. Write on!

Charmaine Clancy said...

I write to understand myself, I read to understand others and the speaking? I think my students would agree I could do less of that ;-)

Vatche said...

Hello, Charmaine! Thank you for following me, I really appreciate it. :)

Writing to understand oneself...hmmm...awesome! I think we can all agree on that one. I think my friends agree that I should talk a little less at times too, but they understand that some things just need to be said! So, write on, Charmaine. (Cool name btw)

Paul L. Martin said...

I write to understand what I feel. I write to know what I am thinking. I write because I want to be part of the great discussion. I write because I know of no other way to process the world. Some people compose music, build structures, paint canvases. I write.

Tasty snack, Vatche.

Vatche said...

I have to agree with you there, Mr. Martin, that this is a tasty snack that has turned into a Mental Feast, to say the least. A lot of contributors this time around, huh?

I'm glad that you write, because your words obviously touch people. Your words make you who you are. So, write on!

Lisa_Gibson said...

I write because it is my thing to do that just belongs to me. It's a part of who I am. I also write to shut the people in my head up. :)
Great post!

Vatche said...

Hello, Lisa! We all have those voices in our head, including myself, and I write most of the time so that I can sleep at night. If you can, check out the post where I wrote about it.

Link to the post about voices:
http://studentwritersmind.blogspot.com/2009/12/diagnosis-creative-mind.html

P.S. Thank you for following me; it is greatly appreciated!

Angel-Star said...

i write to express the soul on paper
i speak to be heard (rarely are we truly heard)
i read to escape and to be uplifted, transported

thanks for your insights

Vatche said...

Hey, Angel-Star! You're right, we are rarely really heard when we speak. I like your comment, "I write to express the soul on paper," because it couldn't have been put any better. Awesome thoughts, write on!

P.S. Thank you for following me and thank you for YOUR insights!

The Redhead Riter said...

Why do you write?
I write to encourage myself, motivate others, and teach my daughter.

Why do you speak?
Until I learn to use mental telepathy, I'm stuck with this thing we call talking LOL

Why do you read?
I read because my mind is like a sponge and needs input!

Vatche said...

That's cool that you motivate other people with your writing, I admire that a lot. I also enjoyed reading why you speak and read, you're a hilarious person!

P.S. Thank you for joining my blog!

Terresa said...

I write to breathe, touch.

I speak to be heard.

I read to feel.

PS: Thanks for your compliment on my last poem. What are you writing this weekend?

Vatche said...

Hey, Terresa, no problemo for the comment, you truly deserved it! As for writing this weekend, still working on "The Human Compass" and two blog posts. One blog post will be up tomorrow, check it out, and if you can comment. Thanks for everything! :)

Lloyd said...

I really enjoyed reading the posts on your blog. I would like to invite you to come over to my blog and check it out. God bless, Lloyd

Vatche said...

I'm glad to hear it, Lloyd, I will definitely check out your blog and leave a comment. Thank you for following me and leaving a comment. God bless and write on!

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