Sunday, February 15, 2015


I'm in awe of all you people who write well: those who compose prose pieces of interest, those who express themselves on Twitter within 140 characters, and the few who labor over lines of poetry. 

I've tried them all by typing on my iPad with gnarled fingers dangling from these arthritic hands. The mind still seems willing even though it doesn't get much support anymore from a deteriorating body. 

My only hope is that younger people pursue composition which displays their thoughts in whatever style that suits them. It's fine to repost items of interest, snippets of wisdom so others may bask in them also. But, to be able to express your own thoughts succinctly; that the world may need to know, may be a gift, that the world must need to know. 

The best way to learn to write is to actually write. Trial and error is a savvy taskmaster. Age is not discriminatory in judging style nor content of composition. Really, it's only marks on some medium made by you to be translated by others. Do it now! 

Ronald C. Downie

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