One of the goals I’ve set for myself is to become a better writer. How does one do that? Why by writing, of course. In our society, it has never been easier to write. Most of us don’t even need pen and paper to do it. Many of us have a computer at our disposal with a word processing program already loaded. What could be easier? It’s not the act of writing, though, that is the difficult part, I find. No, the hard part is the thinking.
I can’t remember who pointed it out to me, but if you call to mind the famous statue by Rodin The Thinker, you’ll see what I mean. Look at his pose. He’s a bit twisted and doesn’t look terribly comfortable. I think that may have been intentional by Rodin. Thinking is hard. It’s not for the faint of heart.