TMM: The Die Has Been Cast

“In everybody’s life there’s a point of no return. And in a very few cases, a point where you can’t go forward anymore. And when we reach that point, all we can do is quietly accept the fact. That’s how we survive.”Haruki Murakami

I don’t know what artists are made of, but it isn’t happiness. Perhaps it’s fear; to be so afraid of the world that you do nothing but observe. You turn yourself into a quiet shadow. You interpret the world, you give it a new meaning every day.

But I don’t think that’s the point… of art, of life.

The point is to change the world.

And maybe it’s ironic, that the ones the world almost breaks are the ones who do everything they can to change it.

My soul is made of words. All the words I never spoke. All the words I regret I ever spoke. All the words I never got a chance to write. All the words I could have written better. The words that got lost inside my head, never to be retrieved.

I write because I can rarely make myself understood. I struggle to find the right words. Maybe I never find them, because I’m afraid the person I’m telling them to won’t understand. Or care.

But when I write… that’s when I am free. The world fades to nothing. I write, and I know that I am. I write and I know that someone will understand. Someone will care.

It’s my own little way of changing the world.

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7 thoughts on “TMM: The Die Has Been Cast

  1. I agree my friend. To write is not only to allow others to understand us but for us to comprehend ourselves in catharsis and reflection. Perhaps even identify where that point of no return lies. Great post!

  2. So true! It is much easier to express oneself in third person, because it allows us a mechanism to stand back and get some objectivity. Writing has been v therapeutic and given me a whole new perspective on life.

  3. Been thru a couple of points of no return. Most importantly climbing when I was younger. Like return is death, climb or die. But also other less life and death situations. It changes you.

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