Friday, January 24, 2014

An artist is a creature driven by demons.

I want to start writing again even if it means gaining back what I've lost, but to do that it means I need to start reading again. Stephen King has always been one of my favorite writers and recently I read a quote by him “The only requirement to be a writer, is the ability to remember every scar.” For me that shouldn't be hard, since I have more scars than I am willing to admit. Now all I have to do, is enter my wounds so I can confront them, and turn them into scars.

There is deep pain in my whole body when it turns this cold, leading me down this road of remembering moments that were dark and being held in spaces that are too small. Starting this weekend, I will attempt once again to tell the story of one of my scars. I need to feel the scars like a dull ache seeping up from my soul.

It's time to exercise some demons through the art of writing.