"If when you wake up in the morning you can think of nothing but writing... then you're a writer."
- Sister Mary Clarence, Sister Act 2 (cross-referenced from Rainer Maria Rilke's Letters To A Young Poet)
I guess this is the one quote that I can mostly relate to at the moment. Prior to my blogging 'comeback' last month, I was on hiatus for almost two years, blogging only once, just to post a photo or two, and not writing much at all. But now, all I think about is writing – ideas on what to write about and on some nights, I fall asleep having paragraphs formed in my mind. Unfortunately, when I wake up the following morning, all the paragraphs are gone. I have forgotten what I wanted to write about as I prepare myself to go to work.
Five years ago, we were addicted to Multiply. It was the ultimate social experience at that time – social networking at its finest. But then Facebook came and people stopped blogging. Multiply was forced to veer into to another lane. Now, everything I posted on Multiply just went to waste. All the photos, videos, the blog posts ... gone.
"I think that once you see emotions from a certain angle you can never think of them as real again."
Luckily, I was able to import all my Multiply posts into this blog. Today, I spent time going through those posts once again, fixing the dead links and deleting those 'inappropriate' ones. I deliberated over deleting some past rants and raves, but when I think about what Warhol says in the context of pop art, those were the 'now' back then, what made 'me' what I am today. Sounds complex but so are my thoughts at the moment. Anyway, this is 'me' today, and I am opening up to the world. I may not be famous at the moment, but in my past and in my present, I was/still am a writer.