Preparing for an interview or even a class session, the one question you never want to be asked is “why.” Shouldn’t you be able to express your love of philanthropic organizations or your interest in a certain passage of narration without explaining WHY? The answer, of course, is no. The question words were introduced into human language for the sole purpose of expanding, explaining and clarifying. That big question mark at the end of the word is meant to push your thinking even further and maybe get you to consider the question in a completely new light. In this case, rather than considering the question I would not want to be asked, I am forced to ask myself WHY I write.
As I started to consider what writing means to me, the first thing that comes to mind is my love for language. While speaking is considerably the most effective way to communicate, many would agree that everything sounds better in writing. After thinking long and hard, I came to terms with the fact that I write to make everything sound better – which is exactly why I have spent time perfecting the wording of this short blog post rather than writing the bulk of my “Why Do I Write?” essay. Describing my fear of the term why? sounds better than expressing my difficulty in writing this essay.
With that, I’m off to write. Good Luck Everybody. And Go Blue!