Flavours Read Count : 16

Category : Articles

Sub Category : Miscellaneous
Throughout history, the most poignant of songs by noteworthy composers have encompassed a full range of emotions. Each note creates feeling as the song evolves, telling a story, and evoking emotions to accompany every movement. The major chords speak an uplifting and inspiring tone, while the minor chords appeal to sadness and melancholy. In order to truly appreciate the entirety of the song, it's necessary to experience the range of feeling, from the lowest of lows, up to the highest of highs. Different instruments chime in to enrich the experience, as they add to the overall message of the story being told. In completion, the audience is moved by the performance, inspiring hope and appreciation. 

As a writer, my writings are quite similar. I experience a range of feelings as the events of my life unfold, playing notes on my heartstrings and echoing throughout my soul. As the notes are played by each passing event and experience, they evoke powerful emotions within. The major chords play feelings of power, accomplishment, triumph and happiness, while the minor chords sound with remorse, anguish, sadness and despair. 

As I experience a range of emotions in the notes of my life, each end becomes more meaningful. The peaks rise and the valleys deepen as I assign more meaning to the song as I listen. Other people act as instruments in my experiences, weighing in and evolving the song in whatever direction, though as the personal conductor, I control the emphasis each instrument receives. Overall, I am the one who decides how to arrange the notes given to me, writing the song that will play from them, be it a slow sad song or rather one which is more upbeat and triumphant. 

As a writer, my writing is truly what I make of it, and in order for others to appreciate it, it's important to hear the entire spectrum of notes, not merely the ones they like best. In the end, what I put out there becomes my personal masterpiece, my legacy, and how I'll be heard. 

Not every opportunity will pan out, and not every chance will be on my side, but as they say, fortune favors the bold. It is my job as a writer to defy my comfort zone and my fears. And it is also my job to get up, stand up, and make my writings what I have always wanted it to be. My writings will not always be well received, but I will also never regret that I at least tried because only then will I know what's possible. When one thing fails or rejection occurs, I will not let that doom me into inaction or regret forever. I will keep on keeping on and always persist in trying. Sure, I may not enjoy the sting of rejection, or the ache of disappointment, but at the end of the day, they are always much more bearable than the emptiness of regret.

Comments

  • Aug 29, 2019

  • Aug 29, 2019

  • A good word and a refreshing spirit. Thank you.

    Aug 29, 2019

  • Maurice  Beres

    Maurice Beres

    Great analogy 🦋we all-face rejection of one kind or another🦋in writing if you express what you feel or what you’re motivated to say that can overshadow rejection because of honest effort 🦋 I can’t imagine you have too much rejection with you brilliant writing except by your worst critic- YOU ❤️🦋🦋🦋🦋

    Aug 29, 2019

Log Out?

Are you sure you want to log out?