You know those moments when you hear a good song, with an even better lyrics, bringing back memories or being as applicable to the situation you just got out from? You’re pretending that you are the main character in that video clip, because you feel every word of it. As if they wrote the song about you, as if they were there when everything happened…
Yeah, talented people whom can play with words like that whether it is in lyrics form or book form, it intrigues me tremendously. Because words cause everything that happens in this life. Weird sentence right? But think about it. Words can make or break a situation. Heck, words can make or break a person. It’s so easy to put a few words in front of another, yet it can be so difficult to find the right words in tough circumstances.
From an early age I am interested in phrases and sayings, figuring out the meaning of music lyrics, reading everything that is written in English and writing down stories by myself. Throughout the years I wrote so many story lines, I can’t even remember if I ever really finished one. Somewhere around 10 years old, my interest in the English language started to grow and so did writing in that same language unfold. So I learned the language by listening to music, feeling the tones of the pronunciation and let it grow into a skill packed with energy and compassion like a tulip. I remember my mom used to listen to this radio station that played music from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s for about 99 percent of the time. Something I have been able to appreciate as a good bottle of hooch, grooving on the songs till this day on, while writing this rhyme. But back then I found it weird to know. That in the late 90’s, there was no Spice Girls, Boys2men, any other boyband nor Britney Spears playing on that same radio station. I’ve let it arise into a voluminous solid appreciation, my widely music foundation ;). #childhoodmemories
Writing is a process. It is about trying to express yourself even when words fall short. Using one of your four formatting skills, polishing your vocabulary, correcting your spelling and format your sentence structure. With countless people to write about, or write to if you want. An unknown audience or targeted. Using the same 26 letters as many other languages use to communicate with one or another by the hand of thoughts and ideas. Written down in a readable form. Know that words can be inspiring and motivate, they can be great. Positive energy flows through the air, having the attraction force of a magnet, it mutates. But words can be such a breeding place for like minded people and create a rancor towards laws, countries, religious beliefs and turn them into words of debate. With the world rising with anger, losing it’s faith and create a feeling fronting both sides of a ongoing altercation that makes a conversation stagnate. It becomes hate.
Assigning the words concerning a subject, combining the words and let them dance around the matter in between the lines on paper. Until it becomes something greater, giving it a special effect. I can’t recall the moment when it all started to become such a big thing for me, trying to connect words as dots like that.
And then it was March ’17 and TRCP was created.
I decided to pick up the pen ones again and use it every now and then, after a few years of writing nothing at all. But mostly I’ll scribe the rest immediately on my Mac, before my mind runs out of ink and the ideas disappear, continuing to be a lazy ass writer, I simply forget.
Enjoy TRCP to the fullest and feel completely free to leave any comment, question or suggestion thru the Contact page.
Please know that and foremost, I started this blog to work on my English (again). I’ll see where my interests, my networking and my writing skills take me from here. Sorry for the bad grammer if shown in any of my posts, I’m working on it ;).
Liefs, Michelle Braakhuis M.B.
– – – March 15th ’17