So, Joanna wants to know how writing makes things possible?
Well, duh, Joanna. What DOESN”T it make possible? (grin)
Writing makes everything possible.
- Writing down instructions on how to build things.
- Writing down instructions how to do things.
- Writing down lessons for children so they can learn.
- Writing down ideas for children so they can think.
- Writing down the hard lessons for adults.
- Writing down advice to make those lessons easier.
- Writing down wisdom from generation to generation.
- Writing down stories to inform.
- Writing down stories to entertain.
- Writing down stories to escape.
- Writing down history so it won’t be forgotten.
- Writing down possibilities so they can be met.
- Writing down dreams so we have something to aim for.
- Writing down anything we can imagine so we forget our limitations.
- Writing down our hopes so that we don’t let our disappointments tie us down.
- Writing down our wishes so that we know exactly what we are trying to accomplish.
Writing–just the mere act of putting words on paper–shapes the possibilities of our lives. Things we’ve learned. Things we want to share. Things we want to pass on to other people and other generations. Ideas. Philosophies. Poems. Emotions. Stories. Drama. Comedy. History.
If there was no language, we’d barely be able to communicate at all–certainly not the grand, huge, bigger-than-life things that make exploring life at all worthwhile.
But, if there were no writing, how would we share these Ideas between generations? Would the world still know that Galileo proved the Earth circled the sun? Would we still know about Socrates? Plato? Aristotle? Would Americans remember the ideals the founding fathers fought for in 1776? Would the Magna Carta be as bold an example of democracy? Would we even have democracy in any form? Would there be art? Would there be any point to anything other than mere survival? Would we have gone to the moon? Explored the world’s oceans? Been able to build a ship in the first place?
Writing–the mere act of putting words on paper–makes everything possible.
Amen and Hallelujah.