“To be born is to be wrecked on an island.” – J.M. Barrie
Alright, I know it’s a bit more depressing than inspiring, but it really reminds me a lot of writing and why we do it. Like from my poem motivation, which is about why I write:
“I write in hopes that maybe someone somewhere gets my drift,
but most of all I write just to be sure that I exist.”
I’m reading Neverland right now, which is about J.M. Barrie, those he was in contact with, why he wrote Peter Pan, etc. (it’s mostly a biography), and though he was very talented, he was often very lonely, and his childhood messed him up a lot. This was just something that he once jotted down and I took note of. It’s a very simple quote, but it really speaks to me about how isolated we often feel, especially as artists/writers. That feeling of alone-ness is a barrier I have to work to break down.
Anyway, have a lovely Wednesday!