Writing – whether it’s songs poems or diary entries – is my reset. It’s my cleansing routine, it’s my “Excuse me I just have to go and freshen up”.

Writing is my therapy and my friend. Writing allows me to escape but doesn’t punish me for the privilege later like alcohol does.

Occasionally, in special moments, writing helps me build a bridge to others, facilitating both incoming and outgoing traffic. Allowing me to reach out and invite them to come hang out in my world for a little while.

Without writing I’m congested and statuesque and this manifests as being silent and feeling hurt.

So I’ll write today and I’ll write tomorrow.

I’ll write when I have time and when I don’t I’ll ask myself why, and negotiate a bit of time back, to write.

Dan x