Do You Still Write?

I still write. That means literally writes on paper using pen and I do it more often than typing my blog or updating status on social network. I made drafts, I take down notes, I scribble a lot... even when it is easier to check spellings  using my laptop. Writing the traditional way is not just for mental exercise but for your hand coordination too; plus retaining the correct spelling on your brain and not on your hard-drive. 
Last page of my first Visual Manuscripts
   Your strokes can reveal moods and feelings so I don't skip this part when writing an article especially those entry that needed clarifications. Because when I re-read what I have written, I discover additional revelations within my self that are vital for growth...was I in a hurry during the composition of this essay? Why did I erase this part anyway? or what is the mood of that moment? Those are the question I make to better understand myself. The handwriting itself became a mirror or snapshots of that instance. That way I can evaluate my own performance in a Movie called "The Life and Times of Fernando Mission Ymas"...
   Hitting keyboards when expressing an idea can sometimes make you passive  and detached. I believed when you make signature strokes it directly reflect your personalities or what is really flowing from your heart. 
   Using pens, brushes, or pencils allows the feeling to stay a little longer than  hitting keys. And when you delete the post, you don't have the access anymore to review your first thought. For all you know, your original thought is much better than your 2nd thought.
   Thoughts are like water vapor and when you write, you crystallized that brain wave into a snow. A snow that can be gathered and sculpted into a beautiful castle...until it hardens into ICE. Little snowflakes that had the potential to be an Iceberg. Wow! Can you imagine how great a simple vapor can become!
   Which brings me to another possible scenario...that we can create devastating blizzards with our writing, so when we allow resting time for our thoughts we give ample time to reflect before hitting the "post it" icon. That is why I have tons of drafts that are stacked because I feel they are not worth telling at all. (for now maybe)   
   People can not see what you have in mind. In fact, you can not see them what do you do to make your thought materialized? You act on it. There are many possible way to make your thoughts happen. One, you can verbalized it! or another, You can Write it down. I think writing is much better because it stays longer. A beautiful thought that remain longer can affect the environment much longer...even forever like the Gospels of Jesus.
   The same goes to a bad idea...A Bad Literature can affect a whole generation, for example Charles Darwin's "The Origin of Species"...can you imagine the terror that it had made because of his Evolution Theory? Adolf Hitler made it his bible to spread hate against certain weaker race. The survival of the fittest was just an idea (in fact, just a theory and not a proven fact) but look at the impact. I have to stress this point to emphasized the danger of a not well-thought ideas. Actually survival of  the fittest is a lame scientific thought, but there are people who believe it was true. Because even "LIES" can affect reality. Anyway... 
   Did you notice that as your personality change, your writing changes too? This is very much visible for artist's and his artworks...the style changes when his belief systems change. Everything that you believe is what you will achieved. If you alter your perceptions, you alter your future.
   The first influence we learn from outside force is writing. The capacity to eat, sleep, or even mumble a sound is a natural process...but to write is a force ability. Whether we like it or not we have to follow lines, curves, and spaces...or no one will understand what we are scribbling. Writing is one of the first discipline we have to acquire in order to be included in higher groups. People that can't read or write are deprived of certain opportunities. Those that can speak, read, and write better had more advantage than others.
   Since we learned or acquired both good and evil influences, we have to re-evaluate how we write. Do you have the tendency to write sentiment or criticized a lot? Do you like what you are writing in the pages of your journal of life? Then change what you are writing therein. 
   If you wrote yesterday: The sky is gloomy when I wake up. Then change it today! Write something like: I brighten the gloomy sky when I wake up. You did not lie, there's maybe a typhoon coming as the Weather Bureau said but you created sunshine in your vicinity. SO the rest of the day to you didn't start with a gloomy rhythm...and everything good will follow.
   Now, if you can crystallized your thought into clear statement...which is writing (the best medium than speech) there are nothing impossible anymore for you. You can write beautiful poetry, create the future to happen now by writing the thing you want for your future now! 
   Write love songs like Barry Manilow who said "I write the song that makes the whole world sings". Who doesn't know Mr. Manilow? That is what he stated for himself, that is what he makes us all to accepts...He said again: I AM MUSIC, AND I WRITE THE SONG. 
   Now as a statement to myself: I AM ART!!!  Well, umhhh...I wrote that so it can manifest on the world around me.  Better follow what you preach! (grin!!!)
   Do you want a Blog that can alter the destiny of your followers? Tweets that will share your passions, and lastly write your farewell message. Which remind me to stop writing for now. Welcome to your Life!!!

A pen is mightier than a sword. -- Anonymous  


  1. Fher i second with each statement and each word..You know I was writing an article When I write...writing is taking me so deep within me, it calms me down and above all I am a v flicker minded gemini but my writings have bring discipline in me..what my higher education hasnt taught my writings have taught me...

    If someone has to meet real me he will have to pull me out of my writings coz m drowning deep..

    AAh the first part f article...I scribble mostly in my lappy, my phone...but lately i realized its nt finally finally i purcahased a small diary n keep it wid me 24 hrs coz i scribble nytime...nywhere...n like u i too so so much editing and have endless drafts but then thru this article I learnt something~ " I shud keep all my drafts with me...i neva know wht thought i shared first and i wud like to refer it later....

    What a brilliant write-up. If i really love somthing all I say in my inidan way- "JHAKKAS" :D Means brilliant just brillinat!!

    Keep writing n sharing your insights....
    I will trynna finish my incomplete article soon....

    My blessings may u flourish more...coz wen u will flourish so will ur art...


    1. Thanks Mani...I smiled when you said you always had a small diary beside you, I can imagine now how you wake up in the middle of the night perhaps and search for that diary bcoz a sudden idea hit your fancy brain.
      Good Luck to your writing.
      Love Fher.

  2. You are so right. Once I got into writing on the keyboard I gave up on the pen and paper. I realize that I need to pick it back up. Sometimes my thoughts come faster than I can write them and I find with the keyboard I can get them all down. I do miss the slower pace of the pen yet sometimes I would lose thoughts before I could get them down. Maybe I should do both???? Great post here. keep writing and sharing your art. <3

    1. Thanks Jan...we also have to enjoy the advantage of technology. Yes we should do both!!

  3. I agree with you. When I write my poems, sometimes it is an instant creation and at other times I need to ponder on my thoughts, crystallize it and put it on paper. Liked your post Fher

  4. I edit a lot too but for that same reason I do not prefer writing on paper! we are different in this regard but I thoroughly enjoyed the beauty of the reasons you gave for it :)


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