”There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you were born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.” - Jiddu Krishnamurthi As this school year comes to an end, let’s highlight the millions of students, teachers, and parents who rose to the challenge. We did it. Together. Picture credits go to Brookings Institution. #pod#school#challenge#thecrazyyearthatcametogether#mirakee#writingnetwork@mirakee@writersnetwork
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On days when you spend hours looking at a blank page instead of one filled with your thoughts. When vacant and expressionless writing begins to dominate instead of mellifluous notes being written by your pen. When the elusive bird of creativity goes and perches itself onto a branch you just cannot reach.... you my dear friend are then suffering from a writers block - one that happens to every single one of us.
When a writer cannot write and artistic expression completely eludes him, then more often than not it begins to feel as though the world is coming to an end. You know you need to let out the bird of creativity from its cage, yet the key to the cage seems to be lost in a void. It is in times like this that every writer needs to simply trudge on. I’m sending you a list of things I do when I’m faced with a writers block.
1. It is important to understand that although you cannot produce literary genius work everyday, you need to have a fixed system of writing in place.
2. You should try and write whatever comes to your mind even if is gibberish at the time you normally write in a day.
3. Maybe it’s nature’s way of saying you simply need to slow down and stop and smell the roses . Give yourself space and time. It will come to you eventually.
4. Try keeping your head space clear and do things that make you happy. If the answer is writing then you simply need to hold onto your pen and let your mind wander in whatever direction it wants.
5. Sometimes looking to your muse for inspiration while facing such a block helps. They are able to pull you out from the quicksand of obscurity and the depths of the unknown and get you back on track.
6. Make a list of things you would have liked to write about. And then try writing around those topics. This is a magical click to opening up an otherwise sealed lock.
7. Read . Often reading provides you the impetus to write again. You never know when or how you will be hit by a wave of inspiration while reading someone else’s work.
8. Listening to music and watching a movie of your interest. Creative outlets sometimes form the basis of a stepping stone towards overcoming a writers block.
9. Stop thinking and pondering about the mental block you are facing. Nothing good ever came out of harbouring negative thoughts. Negativity only promotes more negativity. Think only about positive things. “This too shall pass” should be the underlining thought.
10. Read your previous work, which of course you must always document. Sometimes it acts like a creative push that is needed to propel you towards writing again. You may just land up with a better sense of what you would like to write about, moving ahead.
All of us writers have at one point or the other been in the same boat you are in right now. Please take comfort in knowing that you are not alone while facing this irritating mental obstruction.
Always remember your mind is a fertile field. It may be fallow right now but that lull with eventually pass. Just like nothing in this world remains constant, this phase will come, stay its course and move on. Just hold on and keep trying to get back on track. Never lose hope or sight of what you want. I hope the list I’ve compiled for you helps in overcoming your troubles.
It's the pale moonlight falling on my face through the window, it's the lavenders dancing in my field like ballerinas, it's the burbling brook striking to meet the sea, it's the striking of the clock when I'm trapped in the quilt of silence, it's the whistling of wind chimes when zephyrs come home, it's the smile of the innocent kid I met on the street, it's the petrichor that dearest rain brings along, it's the hope residing in my each bone which keeps me whole, it's all the chaos residing in my subconscious, it's the joyful memories that tear me apart, it's all the false lies every poet's ever said, it's the forgotten love buried deep in my heart for you, it's my wilted soul I keep in the pages of my journal, it's the ambrosia nectar that makes me quietly eternal, It's the morning cup of coffee in your lover's arms, It's the parched sky touching the serene oceans, It's the good night kiss of your mother , It's the gentle touch of perky winds on your delicate cheeks, It's in the teary smile of an old man meeting his son, It's the solitary evening on your balcony after a strenuous day, It's in the smile you lended to a stranger on the bus, It's in those special people named as friends, It's the flood of ecstasy while seeing the old childhood photographs, It's the first kiss under the blissful ceiling of sky and the faint streetlamp, It's the bleak nights haunted by fiends and ephialtus, It's all of the bad days and scary nights, It's the pain of your heart, It's the kindness you have inside your beautiful soul, It's our little frivolous heart loving the world It's the long tight hug around your favorite person, It's in the very words of this poetry, It's when the sky fell in love with the earth, It's when we fell in love with the stars, It's the gracefully aesthetic scars of the moon and your own self.
Poetry is nothing but words falling in love with each other, Along with all the metaphors and imageries kissing and dancing, To the music of our own soul.
- _firefly and Ananya
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