Express Yourself: Do you love to dance, sing, write, sculpt, paint, or debate? What’s your favorite way to express yourself, creatively?
Like every other living creature I like to express myself. Although, the changing world requires you to keep your thoughts to yourself because anyone can be offended for any reason, we still support the right and freedom of expression. Which ever way one chooses they can put their thoughts to meaningful words. That is the beauty of languages.
However, The painful and disappointing truth is that not everyone enjoys this so called birth right. I do not even want to touch the parts of the world and what all goes on there. But I wrote that just to remind myself of the many things that I tend to take for granted whilst we all should be grateful for it, for things are not the same for everyone, sadly.
Coming onto me, I do not dance, I do not sing (in public), I do write, I can not sculpt (in a million years), I do not paint as frequently, but I do debate – I like starting a dialogue and voicing my opinions, when ever it seems appropriate.
I adore dancers and singers, also painters, sculptors and writers. I grouped them on the basis of the medium they require to express themselves. Dancers and singers use their bodies only. It is the voice, the gestures, the movements and the emotions that these talented people use. The latter group uses their imagination and hands. But one thing common to the both groups is their perspective.
For one, they need to be inspired as that is their fuel but once inspired they create something entirely based on their own perspective. What I am trying to point out is the fact that how artists do not necessarily feel the need to relate to others. It is in the hands/eyes of the audience/consumer/critic to not only behold the beauty, but take what they choose/want to take form it. It is freedom in its true form here, artists leave it to us to dig deeper and decipher the meaning.
And as I like to write, I like to speak (a lot, actually, I just need to get started once). In speaking or writing, the use of words is primary, which is naturally followed by the nonverbal cues. But there is no way one could say “I hate you” with a smile and it would not be taken seriously. Hate is a heavy word.
Words have effect because they are easily understood. I could utter a profanity in a foreign language and still those who would pay attention would get the idea because, words are easily felt. In my opinion they are the easiest, most basic form of expression and a perfect example of the freedom of expression. Meaningful words bring meaning to life (we should choose them wisely).