Tuesday, February 10, 2009
What I Want: A Declaration
I want to write.
I want to discover and learn. I want to learn how and why the world works, and how and why people work. I want to discover through my writing. I want my writing to be beautiful, inspiring; I want to learn something from it every time. As I write, the words and the story reveal themselves to me and teach me so much.
I want to know everything. I want to learn and have other people learn alongside me as my words flow out. I want to learn how to finesse and caress my words, my stories, my characters, until they are sublime.
I want to change the world. I want to challenge established authorities and question the natural order of things: common knowledge, common sense. I want to learn and teach how to make the common extraordinary, unnatural, bizarre. I want to show people how the world is, how it could be. I want to make people think. I want to illuminate, mystify, tease and teach.
I want to discover unknown worlds. I want to understand other people, other perspectives, other lifestyles...other creatures, other consciousnesses.
I want to see the possibilities. I want to show the possibilities. I want people to know. I don't need them to know me, but I want to show them things.
I want to write. I want to create. I want to learn. And I want to share.