Well ,we all have experiences.It might be that slippery chill of diving into the swimming pool or that bittersweet taste of chocolate ice cream on your tongue.These experiences mostly happen within us,which makes them personal.
I believe each one of us must write down our experiences because writing is like time travel. When you go back and read what you wrote before, you are transported back to that experience of thought .You are able to pick up where you left off, and continue whatever journey you had embarked upon.These stories are for those late hours in the night when you can’t remember how you got from where you were to where you are.They remind us of our past experiences,mistakes and learning.
However,having to think about my own experiences also frightens me because I have to evaluate how I acted.And I’m not always the hero struggling against the cruel world. Sometimes I’m cruel against the world. And then when I reflect on my experiences, I feel that sense of shame considering my own actions.It pains my ego when I know I am not right.Here comes the circle. This is why I wanted to write,to evaluate myself,to not repeat those mistakes.
We might as well choose to rush forward while these experiences fade behind us or write them down ,because these stories are for eternity,when the memory is erased,when there’s nothing left to remember except the story.