I am carrying an ocean of emotions. Whenever the burbling water turns into ghostly waves and leads to a tornado, I hold onto my pen firmly to let the tides flow through the paper.
There are different ways in which people express their feelings. People also adopt different means to convey their opinions and views. Some eloquently speak and share their opinions. Some are good at portraying their thoughts on canvases, while some others their views through poetry or prose. People adopt the ways they are comfortable with, to construct and present their thoughts or express themselves.
Though I live in solitude (I am perhaps an introvert), while encountering so many words, I do not feel alone in the least bit. There are a few words which tempt me, while some are so familiar that they always remain in my memory like perfectly-compatible companions. While juggling with words to express my thoughts through poetry or prose, I ponder on the way I need to choose to express my views. In such situations, I find within myself a slowly-developing capability to better present myself through creative writing.
I write to feed my desire of sharing ideas, views and opinions with the people around me. I write to prove my existence within the society – of which I am a part. This, according to me, is the perfect way to make my presence felt – and perhaps, this is also a way in which I can contribute my least to the society. Whenever I witness any untoward incident, I write to express my anguish. When I see something good happening, I praise it in my writing.
I write to express all my feelings about things happening round me. Many incidents jolt your consciousness – and you tend to open your heart to express what you really think and how much you feel disturbed or anguished. At that moment of time, you rely on your capability of expressing your emotions in a better way – to make people understand or convey what exactly you think. There were incidents happened which disturbed me for so long – and I felt the need to break the silence and speak against the oppression and strongly condemn it.
There have many episodes in my life. Some of the moments were so memorable that I wish to relive them again. What writing gives me is a taste of those moments and the desire to relive them as many times I want. Whenever I want to relive those moments, I open my diary to crawl through the pages where I recorded these memorable moments. Writing keeps my treasure of memories safe and alive.
Writing also makes me feel alive and kicking. It helps me connect with a large number of people, with whom I share my thoughts. It is a mode of expression which provides me a quality time to frame my opinions, in a more logical way, without any sort of interruption. It gives me a platform to participate in the contemporary discourses and put my views across the table of discussion. It lifts my voice up to a level where I can reach a wider audience. It gives me a kind of self-satisfaction when I speak against injustice or when I appreciate the changes beneficial to the society in general. I would feel numb if I did not write to express myself.
I write to resist against any kind of tyranny or oppression or injustice. I put my sensibilities in my writing – in a way not to hurt the sentiments of people, but to raise concerns against the issues which really matter. I always intend to remain objective while writing on such issues, and collect as much as relevant information to reach to a logical end. I refrain from any sort of infringement, keeping in mind the principles laid down for framing an objective and unbiased opinion.
To that end, I chose journalism as a profession to channelise my creative writing abilities, to become a voice for the voiceless – and most importantly, to satisfy my consciousness and conscience. I found that this profession empowers me to perform a noble service – to support the oppressed and resist against tyranny, or act as a medium between the people governing us and the people being governed.
Writing gives an essence to my creativity when it bridges the gaps between the government and the people, or becomes a voice of the marginalised and suppressed people – to speak in their support so that they enjoy their liberty in the fullest terms, and the means to exercise their rights freely without any restrictions.