A Writer Writes, Always... by Carolyn Glackin Earlier today, an apt definition for 'Mirakee' occurred to me. What's unique about Mirakee is that it's specifically for writers, which means that right from the get-go, we share one very important, lovingly regarded passion in common. Our love of writing unites us here on Mirakee through our words; and as we get to know one another by reading and supporting each other's work as well as chatting in the comment section, soon enough we're also joined by the heart. If you spend a lot of time here, as many of us do, Mirakee becomes a part of you and vice versa. As I began reflecting upon those who have left us recently and in the past, as much as I don't like 'goodbyes,' I realized this: you can take the writer out of Mirakee, but you can't take Mirakee out of the writer. We become entrenched in it, and it in us. Sort of a refuge for writers, if you will. Just ask any of the members who departed, only to return a short while later. Where else can we find a group of people to help us, encourage us, support us, and cheer us on, all free of charge?! Still, every so often, members decide to leave. When they do, I wish them well, I pray that they're happy and at peace wherever they go and whatever they may do throughout life. There's one other thing that I do as well. I strongly encourage them to continue writing. If they have to leave it aside for a while, that's fine. Heck, after getting started with writing at age 9, my adult years led to an extensive hiatus due to marital life, child rearing, and the work force. What's important though, is that I came back to it. I believe that people who have the ability to write have a duty to share it with the world, so I tend to live by the following words, which I call the writer's credo: 'A writer writes, always.' That doesn't mean that we're obligated to write daily, but rather that we remain writers for as long as we can pick up a pen, type into a phone, or utilize whatever newfangled technology awaits us in the future; because truly, we never really know how far reaching our words may be. We can't fully know how many people are being comforted, healed, cheered, uplifted, empowered, or motivated by our words, but my guess is that it's a lot more than we suspect. So, a writer writes, always; and what better place to do it than right here, among friends and family on Mirakee. Write on, everybody! Thank you for reading. Blessings, Carolyn
Copyright Carolyn Glackin 2018.
*For purposes of integrity and full disclosure, I can't be certain that "A writer writes, always," is my own quote; and there's a similar one out there by the American writer and filmmaker Jeff Roff.