My Name Is...

August 2, 2010
By TropicOfVirgo BRONZE, Pikeville, Tennessee
TropicOfVirgo BRONZE, Pikeville, Tennessee
4 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become." C.S. Lewis


I don't do it because I want to. I don't do it because I have to. I do it because I need to. It's not an addiction, I can stop whenever I want.
I'm Tayah, and I'm a writer.
Does this introduction spark any red flags? Does it remind you of anything? Whenever I read over it I get taken back to AA meetings; Alcoholics Anonymous. Not mine, of course not, but the commercials. The TV shows. You get the point.
Addictions can be terrible things. Meth, cocaine, marijuana, even the supposed to be harmless cigarettes. They can suck the life out of you, giving you a one track mind. You're only focused on your next hit, your next high. You don't care about anything else.
Writing, to me, is just like this. When I am in what I call a 'frenzy' I can't seem to stop. Everything has a double meaning. That huge water fountain in the mall? It signifies the shedding of someone's innocence as each drop of water splashes into the bottom. It also parodies a waterfall, roaring and fast with no real destination.
The thing is, there is no Writer's Anonymous. There is no Twelve Step Program for us. Why is that? Is it because people don't truly see writing as an addiction? Instead, a creative outlet? Probably.
Is writing truly dangerous? To some people, maybe. I would know from experience. You can get sucked into this imaginary world, and soon reality holds no true meaning to you. You aren't an eleventh grader who gets bullied everyday anymore, you're a mage with the power to save the world as we know it. As you know it.
I don't believe that writing is honestly dangerous. I don't believe it can kill you. Mentally, physically, not at all. It's a wonderful addiction that I don't ever want to get rid of. So what if you prefer being a mage to a freckled high school student? No one has any real right to stop you.
I'm Tayah, and I'm a writer. I can stop anytime I want to. I just don't want to.


The author's comments:
This is one addiction I can't live without.

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on Oct. 22 2013 at 5:51 pm
The_Capricornian GOLD, Marietta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed. - Ernest Hemingway

O.o Man, never thought of writing like this before…  I generally don’t write for leisure, but whenever I do, the same thing happens to me.

on Aug. 11 2010 at 5:15 pm
ThatClarinetPerson SILVER, Tequesta, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Life. Don't talk to me about life."
~Marvin the Paranoid Android (from the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy series)
Statistical analysis suggests that i am probably in tune with someone
(hahahahaha! I love this cause i'm never ever ever in tune >o

you're very welcome :)

on Aug. 11 2010 at 3:57 pm
TropicOfVirgo BRONZE, Pikeville, Tennessee
4 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become." C.S. Lewis

That nickname will follow me everywhere. XDXD

 

Thanks Sophie! :)


on Aug. 11 2010 at 10:42 am
ThatClarinetPerson SILVER, Tequesta, Florida
8 articles 0 photos 227 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life. Don't talk to me about life."
~Marvin the Paranoid Android (from the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy series)
Statistical analysis suggests that i am probably in tune with someone
(hahahahaha! I love this cause i'm never ever ever in tune >o

vedy nice :) 

.....................................dompy XD of course, my words are totally inadequite (and i cant spell ;))


on Aug. 5 2010 at 6:17 pm
little.miss.mars SILVER, Darien, Illinois
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np. i really did enjoy this :) ur a good writer

on Aug. 5 2010 at 4:38 pm
Someone_Who_Is_Loved GOLD, Mount Forest, Other
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Favorite Quote:
This quote is one I made up.....
"You can't climb a mountian without a harness." It means that you can't go where you want to get in life without the help of your friends or family.

Well, whenever I come 2 school, saying "OMG, I just finished the most best book ever", ppl looked at me weirdly so ya.......... And u'r welcome SweetDominance :) I like making ppl feel good about their work

on Aug. 5 2010 at 9:24 am
TropicOfVirgo BRONZE, Pikeville, Tennessee
4 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become." C.S. Lewis

Thanks for reading & replying! :):)

on Aug. 5 2010 at 3:39 am
Healing_Angel SILVER, Sydney, Other
8 articles 2 photos 513 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live for today, not for tomorrow

It's not weird to love writing, it's healthy! ;)

on Aug. 4 2010 at 11:22 pm
TropicOfVirgo BRONZE, Pikeville, Tennessee
4 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become." C.S. Lewis

Exactly! Thanks for taking the time to read this, also. :)

on Aug. 4 2010 at 10:45 pm
little.miss.mars SILVER, Darien, Illinois
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haha, so true. we all need to found our own Writer's Anonymous ;)

on Aug. 4 2010 at 9:19 pm
Someone_Who_Is_Loved GOLD, Mount Forest, Other
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Favorite Quote:
This quote is one I made up.....
"You can't climb a mountian without a harness." It means that you can't go where you want to get in life without the help of your friends or family.

Be4 I was introduced 2 this website I thought that I wasnt a normal teenager, because I liked poetry, reading, and writing. Ever since I found this website, I dont feel that way anymore. I now know that other teenagers share the same love of reading and writing that I do :)

on Aug. 4 2010 at 8:02 pm
TropicOfVirgo BRONZE, Pikeville, Tennessee
4 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become." C.S. Lewis

:) Thanks for the comment! I'm glad I connected with at least one person - haha. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. :):)

on Aug. 4 2010 at 7:56 pm
Someone_Who_Is_Loved GOLD, Mount Forest, Other
10 articles 0 photos 82 comments

Favorite Quote:
This quote is one I made up.....
"You can't climb a mountian without a harness." It means that you can't go where you want to get in life without the help of your friends or family.

I totally know what u mean :) Whenever I bring out my notebook to write an idea down that jumped into my head I get looks, and people asking me what I`m doing. Whenever I ditch my friends to finish a poem, they wonder why. For me, writing is my addiction. I love it, and I doubt Ill ever stop. Thanks for taking the time 2 write this..... It really connected with me :D


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