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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Writing (01/11/07)

TITLE: Therapy
By Terry R A Eissfeldt
01/12/07


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From stick to dirt, stylus to papyrus, ink to paper, key to monitor, the need to record thoughts was birthed at creation and has evolved with technology.

For some it is merely a rite of passage, a lesson to be learned, practiced and finished with at the termination of formal education. For others it is an obsession, an innate need, a therapy for the many maladies life bestows.

I am such a person. Diseased, or is it dis-eased? I need the remedies writing brings: clarity, peace, resolve, even redemption.

I am not alone. I walk in the company that has gone before. Men and women from ancient times onward who were compelled to record their triumphs and tragedies, delights and disappointments, reflection and revulsion. I gain strength from their writings, insights from their honesty and renewed vigour to carry on in the writing life.

Be it poetry, stories or glimpses of Godís glory that I record I write in the hope that when I am no longer physically on this earth I will have left a trail for my children and others to follow. An encouragement to keep putting pen to paper, key to monitor or whatever future invention awaits to capture the imaginations of generations to come.


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Delores Baber01/18/07
It's true that we leave bits of ourselves on our pages and pray they have a positive impact on the readers, even when the writer has departed.
Pat Guy 01/19/07
... and very well written.

Yes ... the essence of a writer. VERY good!
Jeanette Oestermyer 01/20/07
Nice piece -- enjoyed the read. God Bless
william price01/20/07
A good outline of a ministry point. Now if it would have been mixed in to a story or life examples I would have been blown away because the message of your piece is excellent. Just my opinion. God bless.
darlene hight01/22/07
Spoken from the heart of a writer. Perhaps this is the start of a character for a short story of novel?
Sharlyn Guthrie01/22/07
I identify with every word of this. It is so well-put, and I love how simple and concise you made it. Why use 750 words when you can say it all in so few? Great job!