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Thai Girl Tattle: Shadows On The Wall

Andrew Hicks attempts to define the nature of writing.

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Why do we put plants in little pots, water them, watch them progress from day to day? You canít eat them. Theyíre not useful.

And why do we take photographs? To capture a moment thatís lost?

Seduced by the new and digital, we keep clicking more and more, mediocrity clogging our hard drive that weíll never look at. Take enough shots and youíll soon get some good ones though. You donít even have to compose on location as you can crop your images at the keyboard and Photoshop and subvert them at will.

Now they can't be sure if my spectacular rainbow across Ayerís Rock is real or a fake. Nor will they ever experience that spine-chilling moment when in the African twilight an eagle flew across the face of the moon.

Then I ask myself why do I write things like this? Why and for whom? Trying perhaps to capture a moment or a passing thought before itís lost? Will anyone read it or deign to comment?

I enjoy writing even though you canít eat it, though it has no possible utility. Itís what it is, just fleeting shadows, creatures of the day, playing momentarily across a sunlit wall.


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