What I realized when writing and, again, when reading my blogs, is that I take too long to get to the point. Ironically, this time I think I got to the point in the first sentence but maybe not; we will see.
I usually start writing about one event that leads to writing about another or one description that leads to another. As a consequence, my climax — referring to what I learned as a kid in English class — is squished into a few sentences. However, in reviewing this, I have noticed that I discover something new about my story or come to understand better what I want to say. Because writing is cathartic for me, converting thoughts into written words is the first big step I need to take to make analysis of things clearer.
When writing a blog I do not consider this round-about fashion of writing wrong or amateurish because it gives people a true sense of the way that I think. The use of extra detail that may seem frivolous and unnecessary is actually pivotal to conveying my thought process. I am a very observant person. Bren said this in one of her comments. In addition, I have a very photographic and vivid memory. I distinctly remember how “Michael Jackson” was dancing and how the alleyways of Urbino look. These small details tell a lot about me and what I choose to remember about people and things. When it comes to people, I remember their idiosyncrasies, like how Chiara moves and poses.
The difficult thing for me is to convert these pictures and theories into words. With pictures I am fortunate that my memory can be rewound a hundred times so that I can refine my descriptions. When it comes to theories its a little more difficult.
Perhaps it is obvious to the reader that when I write I do a lot of pausing and rewinding and playing of my memories. Patience! I promise I will get to the point.