Saturday, December 08, 2007

The stream that flows past point A is not exactly the same that flows there five minutes hence. The current is different; the body of water is different, the ripples and eddies that the wind sketches on the glass-like surface is different. In the flowing, does the river bank change, whittled away bit by bit, deposits of silt, sand and grit carving its course?

Isn’t it strange how we need our little pats, that nice woozy rush of approval? In writing, or in any art, is there ever a dispassionate creator who works for himself alone? So, what does that make me- an exhibitionist? Would I like to write if I were never read? No, I don’t think so.

6 comments:

Sathya said...

Hi Aust,
I totally agree with the second paragraph... I for once can never write a post without atleast one comment to the previous post... hence invariably... I would coerce you unto commenting :P

Sathya

Sathya said...

*read the first line as "I for one..."

austere said...

In my opinion, "for once" would work quite as well.

Ya commenting wonly.

Portia said...

change being forward motion, is a good thing.
thank heavens you are read so that you continue writing.....:)

mystic rose said...

true. and even if you did write for yourself, you probably would not perfect it for maximum effect.

austere said...

portia- thank heavens indeed! :)

mystic- I just wouldn't write!