Tagged!! Here goes…
“Here’s The Challenge: Make a list of five strengths that you possess as a writer/artist. It’s not really bragging, it’s an honest assessment (forced upon you by this darn meme). Please resist the urge to enumerate your weaknesses, or even mention them in contrast to each strong point you list. Tag four other writers or artists whom you’d like to see share their strengths.”
First : I am not going to categorize my strengths as a writer. Feels like writing an exam!!
Second :Well since I am not going to categorize it there is not really a second or third. I just did that out of habit
At the risk of sounding cliched, I always enjoyed writing. As a kid I used to have this diary filled with stories which never got finished and poems which always had to rhyme and hence the last words in all the lines would not always make sense. It was fun. But then comes the pressure of education not to mention the over hyped “Peer pressure” that makes you join the rat race and jump in to the bandwagon beginning to run, not knowing why, not knowing the destination andthe worst of all not knowing if you really want to run!
I do not think I want to run. But am I doing it? Yes, I am. Do I know why I am running? No I don’t. I need an escape route. I need something that makes me feel that there is something more to life than just the meaningless running which I cannot stop for some reason. Well not that I do not know the reason . Lets just say I am scared to stop running and do what I want to do. And that is because I simply have no idea what I really want to do.Muddled yeah!
Writing helps me bring to paper my thoughts on everything. It gives me an individuality. It makes me stand out in a crowd. I am able to weave stories ( I would not really call them stories) lets just call them splice of life incidents out of the things I see around me.It helps me relate what I see around me and tie that to one of my thought processes.And I find that exciting.It thrills me to do something creative or atleast attempt something creative.
If you guys are thinking that the tag and what I have been saying here have as much connection as an auto and a meter in chennai, well then Kudos! I have digressed way too much only because I really dont know what my strengths are. I just found a way to translate what I see and more importantly what I feel in to sets of incidents which almost everyone goes through in their everyday life but seldom give a second thought. I try to bring about the importance of devouring and savoring certain teeny tiny moments that get lost in translation in the fast paced ever running race , LIFE.
I am tagging
Rahul,Harish,Adithya (Nah! I do know math, just decided three will do)