I'm joining Lisa-Jo Baker and a bunch of other profound bloggers for:
When I was a little girl I would write stories... I once attempted to write a novel... I may have gotten 3 chapters in and abandoned the project.
When I was a teenager I wrote dark poetry... in fact a poem that I titled "Death" made it into the book that my school published.
Thankfully I grew out of that dark time... and now I write because the questions need a place to live... I write because my thoughts need an avenue to stroll... I write because sometimes its a better idea than telling that person face to face.
I read the writing of others... I read to expand my thoughts... to relate to others... to adopt tidbits of others ideas... to change my life... because that's what writing does for me... mine and others.
Its therapy... it is calm... it is emotional... it is connection... it is community.