Consider this: the written word
Realize the power of thoughts captured on paper
Ideas described, memories recorded, feelings reflected
The written word is heavier than the paper
The written word seems more real than the thought itself
Consider this: the moving picture
Compositions of moving light and color
Capturing a moment, but taking the place of one of the senses
Telling stories, images of the past
Consider this: the painted portrait
Capturing more than just reality, capturing the soul
Every stroke records a detail, never to be seen in a photograph
Captures something more real than reality
Consider this: the written note
Melody written without words
Vibrations of air, recorded as marks on paper
Simple and elegant, but dense and full of information
Meaningless without an instrument
Sometimes one reaches a point when experiences are far too much to process and express, in those cases, it is often best to execute a “memory dump” either writing or drawing (or whatever one’s preferred method of self expression) whatever random things are cluttering the mind, essentially clearing space for the experiences to be thoroughly processed. To some it may seem like gibberish, but it is an important step in the process, and for those who are looking, it can hold some secrete beauty.
The Beauty of wax is its power to yield
To the finger’s skillful touch;
Thus taught, it can shape the god of War,
Chaste Wisdom or Love or her son.
The secret springs quench a flame,
Or gladden the flowers and fields;
So the mind of man, through the gentle arts
Is taught the wisdom of change.
— Pliny the Younger, Letter to Fuscus Salinator on the virtues of intellectual exercise through writing, extolling poetry as a means of exercising the mind.