Catching waves... seeing whales . . . 

Thoughts written in sand .. .

I think I want to change my way of using you & I.

Instead of you I will write I why? Because when I
write I you use your empathy when I write you
You step back ready to defend yourself or perhaps
distance from the other one… As a writer the only
way to get around that problem is to write short stories
because then your reader reads you(the writer)
and pick one person or more to empathise with while
you the writer to show them different aspects
of themselves 
different choices outcomes and consequences.

… and when they are done reading you for the very first time
then the problem begins again a newer version of it… because
then *you*
the person that made them feel a certain way while
your short story is telling them a story and you are no longer
the writer but that person-that feeling inside them... 

unless of course you comprehend the reactions of each

reader as a new short story ….


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Written on 2014-09-23 at 01:17

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Very intriguing ideas here.

Zoya Zaidi
As one of the great writers wrote, when we are reading a short story or a novel, we are not reading the story, but our own experiences into the storiy. When a story strikes a chord with us, it actually reminds us or expresses one of our own experiences and we feel as if it is telling that what already exists in our hearts...
As Ghalib, one of the most fabled poets of Urdu said in a couplet:
" Dekhna Taqreer ki lazzat kay jo us nay kaha,
MaiN nay yeh Samjha ke go ke yeh bhi mere dil maiN hai"
"Look at his eloquence, that what he said,
I thought, this is exactly, what is in my heart"
So writing stories and telling people about their own experiences is the art of story telling... and that is why, if a poet/ writer makes the reader feel, he has expressed the feelings of the reader, his job is done...
So, a story, once its written is no longer yours, it belongs to the reader...
Lovely piece Carmen!

What a very clever and a strong effort to be able to talk with someone who will not listen. One wonders if the person is worth the trouble. Once in a while, it might be better to walk away, if one can, from people who only want to argue. This is beautifully written and strongly felt.

Åsa Andersson
I really enjoyed your musings, since I am struggling with this issue myself right now. How does one get around egos, avoid triggering someone's defence mechanisms, communicate? The thing is - it takes two to tango, and if the recipient is not willing to receive, there will be no communication no matter what you do. Or am I overly pessimistic?