Steve Walsh 2/22/19
Now that I have given in to the urge to write, I feel like I need to do something with it. As I mentioned in my last essay – I Feel the Need. The Need to Write? – my first inclination is to figure out why I am feeling that I need to share my writings. So I put Cat Stevens’ Greatest Hits on the turntable, grabbed my notebook and started writing.
The Cat Stevens song that first comes to mind is “I Can’t Keep it In”. One line in particular that describes the feeling is “ And I can’t keep it in. I can’t hide it and I can’t lock it away”. Its as if writing my thoughts down on paper is simply the first step in the process of organizing and understanding my thoughts and feelings. Until I free or release my writings my thoughts and feelings remain captive inside of me.
So like Cat Stevens I’ve come to the conclusion that I can’t keep it in, I gotta let it out. Fortunately I have an outlet for sharing my writings. The Our Voice section of the Parkinsons’ Support Center of Kentuckiana (www.parkinsoncenter.org) allows members to post their writings and stories to share with the Parkinsons’ community. There are several other Parkinsons sites that allow contributors to post their writings. I’ll have to check some of those out.
So far now anyway I plan to keep writing and sharing. Writing seems to be helping me and who knows – maybe my writings will prove helpful to a reader somewhere along the line.