It’s an interesting relationship. A triumvirate if I may say so: The Writer, The Reader and The Written.
The Writer, when she pens the words (or nowadays I should say ‘types!’) has many thoughts running through her mind. The subject is mostly one dear to her heart; a topic that needs to be penned, inked and transferred to black and white. She may have many words that she will put down; she may have many words that she may not be able to put down! Trimming and editing is part of the writer’s forte. Additions and deletions are bylaws.
The Written word, is full of meaning, some subtle and some blatant, some simple and some more complex. The mystery and the pathos or the humor and the romance, every line is written to serve a purpose; that of conveying the writer’s ardour. Thoughts and feelings, opinions and facts collide in this world of words. One's choice of words is as important as finding the right formula for the baby's feed!! It is a delicate process; only maturity sharpens the adroit and capability of the written word to convey the thought precisely.
To understand and capture the Writer’s intent is the Reader’s prerogative! Some Readers get it at the first glance, some delve the depths for longer, and some don't get it at all!! Every one has an expectation, an anticipation, a view point, a perspective. Some read for entertainment, some to gain understanding, some for the thrill,and some for the feel. To decipher the Written word, and to navigate this maze of words with the Writer is the challenge.
Once the narration is complete, there is a sense of satisfaction, emptiness, which is a happy one. An emptiness born from the delivery of words and thought!
On delivery, the Writer now waits expectantly for the Reader’s response. Comments and critiques add sweet flavor to the whole process, as the Writer either chooses to incorporate the changes or justify her end.
The Writer,The Reader and The Written... what a dance they do!!