17 April 2017


"I wrote a poem about it, and then threw it away, because that’s the last thing I need right now: More words dedicated to people who will never dedicate a single thing to me" Charlotte Green.

Wise words Charlotte, very wise words indeed. 

I've written posts. I've written words. Yes, I've written poems too of things from the distant past, of things more recent.  At the time they were a release of thoughts and feelings, but they're deleted, thrown away never to see daylight, never to be seen, read or witnessed for this very reason! 

Writing for me, is often a release.  I don't do it for other people to read, to comment or even to see.  It is quite simply for me. 

I have, or should say had, several hundred draft entries here on my blog, they've been purged.

Using the delete button can have a very cathartic feeling of it's own, cleansing away the negative, taking away the toxic feelings, taking away the things that no longer need to be there. Things that do not need anything further dedicated to them other than the original function of a release (and relief) at the time of writing.

And the purging, the letting go it brings about it's own sense of release. 

But Charlotte, you're right, we do not need to dedicate things to people who will never dedicate a single thing in return. 

So, let's not.


  1. Hugs, Kat.

    I know that you say you are writing for you, but your writings also impact others.
    Even if they are only for you, it is very special that you share them with us.

    I am glad if the purge was cathartic for you but I do hope that many more of your words will find the light of day.

    Take care.

  2. Thanks Fur for your kind comments,

    I will continue to write, continue to post, and no doubt continue to have lots of drafts that won't see the light of day. But there were drafts from things in the past, that I needed to let go of, to release and purge as they no longer need to be there.

    It's all part of my recent "purge", I have a much better clarity of where I am in life, in what I need, but more so what I hope for from the future and within it. There are things that we just need to let brings a sense of freedom and enables those steps forward to be taken.

    It's like carrying baggage, leaving them at the bottom of the stairs so the climb is much easier. It lightens the load - I feel so much lighter!

    Best, as always, Kat

  3. Dear Kat,

    I know that this wouldn't have been easy for you, disposing of such writings, such thoughts, such moments. But, I'm sure that there are many that are best to have been erased.

    If only it were as easy to delete actual memories, especially those toxic ones in the same way.

    I hope, we will continue to see your words and writing, and it's interesting to see how of late, so much of what you write is written in a poetic way. I wonder why that is?

    Yours, as always A x