Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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When Words & Muse Doesn’t Get Along #SoulfulSunday

Today was one of those days where I felt it was impossible to write. See, it wasn’t the lack of topic ideas that stumped me. I had a few things in my mind to write about. I even started writing on one of those topics. Then it didn’t feel right to me. So I scratched it and started working on another topic which I wanted to write. Soon that also felt not right to me. So I started to write something else hoping that it would feel right. But nothing seemed right. I wasn’t satisfied with anything. 

What I wanted to write and what I was writing – there was a discrepancy between the two.. 

One thing I realized over the years is that when this sort of inability in communication happens it’s best to take a break from communicating. Because the more I try to write my thoughts, the more absurd it sounds, at least to me. Then what is the point in writing them down? 

Writing should flow naturally. There is no reason to force if it isn’t sparking joy or at least some amount of satisfaction. I am not abandoning my musings. I will get back to them and write my heart out when my musings and words are ready to befriend again.

Life isn’t always about doing. Sometimes it is about pausing and letting it be.

If all of this sound absurd to you, well, there you have it, my insane thought process.


Written for #SoulfulSunday, an exercise to nourish our creative side, formulated by Esha and supported by Shilpa and yours truly

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Vinitha

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Vinitha

An IT Professional, an author, an accidental blogger, a lover of words and a recent self-care addict. I love stringing words together, which I lovingly call a poem. You can read my affair with words at Void Thoughts(http://thevoidthoughts.com) and Reflections..(https://www.vinithadileep.com)

4 thoughts on “When Words & Muse Doesn’t Get Along #SoulfulSunday

  1. You are a writer, Vini, This is bound to happen! Remember all those scenes from movies where a writer starts writing something, in earnest, finds it disappointing, crumples the paper and throws it in the dustbin. Then he reaches out for another piece of paper, writes, crumples, trashes and then he picks up another paper. Soon, after some time, the floor is littered with crumpled paper and the writer is shown sitting with either his head down on the table, fast asleep, or he typing/writing something that finally makes him happy and turns out to be a masterpiece! So, you see? Some day, you too will come up with a masterpiece after many a failed attempts. Something like those many beautiful poems you have written in the past!

  2. I can perfectly understand your state of mind. Untill a few weeks back, my situation was exactly the same and I had been in this space for a long time. It is your current circumstances of shifting and settling down which is the cause. As soon as you settle down comfortably, your muse will make a grand comeback. So, till then there is no harm in letting yourself just be.

  3. Hugs, Vinitha! I hear you, my dear and I can assure you it happens to the best of writers! Sounds incredible but it is true. When you find that words don’t come easily, simply take your mind off it. Read, listen to music or best of all, go for a walk. Come back to write when the Muse has come back and is sitting right next to you, giving you that impish smile. 🙂

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