Thursday, February 9, 2012


"We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand."

                                                                                                           -Cecil Lewis Day

Being understood is good. I know from life, though, that things I understand may not be understood in the same way by someone else. In fact, it may be interpreted quite differently.

I put the words together, working to convey my meaning as clearly as possible, as efficiently as possible. To make sense of muddled thoughts. To find the meaning. To learn.

I write to understand.

1 comment:

  1. This is so true. Since I moved last fall I've been journaling almost every day. Every now and then I read back over the last several days and it's most interesting to see how the understanding of certin things has grown.