Writing Is Remembering

 by Tome Loulin

For many times around, I did know what to remember not because of the forgetfulness but of the heaviness of the things gone too soon to be properly preserved or remembered. Writing is, of course, not all about remembering things worth remembering but imagining also, maybe, because for most of us, there are many different ways of interpretating an event.

Human beings are capable of telling a thing or a story from different angles, increasing the fragility of our already-too-fragile belief of the existing of truth. Writers, who are said to be the truth seekers and a moral vocation, rarely write for their own interests but for the irresistible urge to tell something ineffably important, something absolutely meaningful.

 To this point, nothing stops writers from picking up their pens or typing for that 'something' will never be told clearly not because the languages we speak or spoke failed short on this regard but that telling something as a vocation is always a way of discovering that how incomplete a story teller is. Are words we use inaccurate to describe the thing that we think is the fact?

People, mostly, use language not only for communication but for the remembering of personal significance.

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