Quote it! Norbert Platt

“The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium.”

Norbert Platt

This is one of the things I love most about writing–it makes me think deeply.

What about writing helps you regain your equilibrium?

Michael Ehret, for Writing on the Fine Line


8 thoughts on “Quote it! Norbert Platt

  1. “Putting fingers to keyboard” rings more true for most of us, I think, but the point is the same. As long as my thoughts float around willy-nilly in my head, it’s easy for them to negatively influence what I say and do. Seeing those honest thought in black and white alerts me to the lies I have swallowed. I can see how they stack up against God’s truth and, with his help, alter my course.

  2. I wish more of my writing revealed deeper thinking. More than one editorial run is required before anything worthy surfaces. But I do enjoy the process. While writing, part of my equilibrium returns when I lose all sense of current time and create my own slice of it in another place. Pleasant.

  3. As a kid I enjoyed putting rocks in a stream to force the water in a new direction, to change the lazy meander to a pint sized torrent. Writing helps me put a rock in the path of lazy culture.

  4. I think my brain “works” differently when I am writing. Equilibrium equals balance and is the result of perspective — some of the things one does not have when just thinking about something.

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