Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The loneliness of living

"Whenever you write anything, you have a desired message to communicate to a desired audience, whether it’s writing an ad to persuade a customer to buy your product or writing a recipe so that others can make and enjoy your best dish.

Your goal, then, is to inform your audience, not to impress them. What does it matter if they love the words you use but don’t act on the message those words are intended to convey?"


Many times I asked myself: what makes a good writing?
Certainly not a good writer or not only a good writer.
How many times we read something badly written or we listened to somebody who was not even able to speak correctly a language, but we felt something for it or him?
Or we saw a photo and we felt indescribable emotions, even though the subject was nothing special? May be even ugly?

I guess what makes it is the feeling we can express.
With good or bad words. With a good or bad image.
It is actually "saying" something that makes what we write or show special.
The more, the better.
If you really mean what you write, your feelings come out of what you write.
Because there is no big happiness or sadness that we cannot communicate, even with an expression of our face.
A good writer or a good actor can actually communicate a big emotion without actually being directly involved.
And that is the greatness of art.
Whatever form you consider.
Music, painting, writing.
Being able to communicate, to make "common" a feeling you have.
Being able to involve, to share, to make the reader, the spectator, seeing and feeling.
The sublimer of all arts is the one that breaks the loneliness in which we are born and in which we will die.
The loneliness of living.

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