Sylvia Plath, born on this day in 1932
“I write only because
There is a voice within me
That will not be still.”
My daughter gave me a pendant with these words…….
True words, everyone who writes feels the fire of hushed words, closed up in their physical bodies and spiritual souls…..words that suffocate and smother the bearer unless they are finally released to pen and paper.
I didn’t publish until later on in life, but I always wrote. I wrote satirical pieces and blogs before blogs were “in,” then tore them up in tiny pieces…….
I released them to the winds and the Universe, perhaps so they would not smother and suffocate inside…….
May today’s birthday be one of contentment Sylvia, filled with the peace that escaped into the winds of your troubled life, before you chose to smother its breath.