Verbose } To Eat One’s Words


Monday, 16th of July 2012:

A wave of panic is slowly creeping up on me because I seem to be losing my writing flow. For the last five days, hundreds of words have spilled out of me each day in a way that has not been possible for so many years. Of course working in the garden and living in a Buddhist Monastery has been a wealth of inspiration but certainly not the only motivation to write. I think what has also been beneficial is having fewer distractions such as not watching television, films or listening to music. While I wholeheartedly agree that the pen is mightier than the sword, I must admit that owning a laptop also definitely helps. Loads.

I do understand that the oral expression is more typical of the African tradition than the written word. However, everything in moderation please. Many years ago, I penned numerous…

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