Nonfiction · Prose

Even when nobody reads.

Write, even after they stopped reading.

Write when everything doesn’t make sense. Write, even if what you write does not make sense. Write, even if it feels like nothing’s in its right place. Write, as if you let all the burden, the chaos, the drama, the pain, the tension, the anxiety escape through your fingertips.

Cover the blank pages in sheer black letters – capitals, if you have to. Write with force, with so much intensity that you hear the keys clicking soundly against every press you make. Write with passion. Write, as if there’s nothing else to do – not even breathing can stop you.

Write about the stars – every constellation that towers above the Earth’s atmosphere. Write about the literature and the drama of the Greeks. Write about the ferocity of your favourite authors. Write about the chicken chops you wish had more pepper. Write about the Cheetos you were craving for and the fast food chain you cannot live without. Write about the song that touches your heart, no, write about the melody that reaches your innermost core. Write about your own way of worship. Write about how God loves you – about how you love Him.

Write about the good times. Write about the chocolate covered frozen yogurt in Singapore. Write about the time Yellow was played in the radio as you stroll along the highway. Write about the rollercoasters in Disneyland. Write about that shopping spree and haggling in the streets of Hong Kong. Write about finding peace on Malaysia’s highlands. Write about how swimming with the fishes in the Philippines renewed your outlook in life.

Write about the unanswered riddles.

Write in your untouched notebooks.

Write with all your unused pens.

Write on clean canvases.

Write.

 

Because you know you have to.

You know you do.

#notetoself

 

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12 thoughts on “Even when nobody reads.

  1. This hits the heart hard. Not in a bad way, but in a great way.
    Having someone reading your work is elating. It make us feel our words are valued. But what if no one reads?
    Honestly, it somehow hurts. Like your thoughts and words straight from your heart and mind went unnoticed, almost futile.
    But yes, write even when nobody reads. Because you can. Because you have to. Because you started writing not for them, but for you.

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    1. Thank you, Rosema!
      It’s good to hear from you. Yes, after the past hell month due to school related stuff, all I can think of is the solace that writing can give. Even if nobody’s gonna read it. I just had to keep on writing.
      Thank you so much for appreciating and sharing your thoughts. I truly value them!

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    1. Thank you so much! To be honest, I didn’t think anyone would notice at all. When I had decided to open my account and hit the New Post button, I never thought that people would actually stumble here. Moreover, appreciate it. But all in all, I am grateful. 🙂

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      1. You have a unique voice and you write well. If you are looking to follow more people, who in turn follow you. Blogging/writing/photography courses through WordPress are a great thing to do. As well as, blogger Meet and Greets or parties. Luck with everything.

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