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Why do I Want to Write?
By Annie B Taylor   
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Last edited: Friday, February 09, 2007
Posted: Friday, February 09, 2007

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Why do I Want to Write

When I first arrived to Colombia I missed Australia so dreadfully that I searched for some trace of it in everything I saw. But Colombia is so incredibly different from Australia that I found virtually nothing to take me back there.
So I resorted to writing down my memories just to have something familiar close at hand and little by little they began to turn into stories set amongst the tall eucalypts and distant horizons of my homeland.
It wasnít the first time I had written anything. As a young girl Iíd loved to write stories of the ghosts I imagined residing in Brisbaneís old Queenslanders. But this time my writing had taken on a new form, a life of its own. Bad spelling and too many misplaced commas punctuated my work which never seemed to have a beginning, middle or end.
Over time as I settled into my new home and my nostalgia eased I began to take in my surroundings. Here in the infamous drug capital of the world were stories that needed telling, people who needed to be turned into characters. Right under my nose were the inspirations Gabo has spent his life recording.
Now as I sit on the roof of my house looking over BogotŠ, Colombiaís bustling capital city I try to think of something clever to say in answer to this question, why do I want to write? I suppose it was therapeutic at first or it might just be because it seemed to me that there is so much to tell, so much that passes unnoticed. It might also be because Iíve seen people pick up a book and lose themselves for hours. But itís probably because a writer can describe the way pavement smells after rain, the way a leaf falls and no painter, sculptor, musician or composer can do that.

© Annie Taylor 2006

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