The sight of this quote makes me want to scream “Preach Sister”. That’s the beauty of writing, with every experience, there is a good that can come out of it, if we choose to see it. How many musicians do we know that have won grammys all thanks to songs inspired through heartbreaks? Lots of them. The best stories are often those spurred by tragic emotions. And the best poems are often those which we connect to on an emotional level.
It hurts… being broken hurts. And that’s why we need quotes like that of Silvias’ to remind us that “its okay to be broken”, who knows, maybe that would be the muse behind a behind a best selling novel. I am a believer, and i believe that for as long as we can write and we can read, then we sure are undefeated. I can’t end this post without giving a little background on Sylvia Plath, so here goes:
Sylvia is mostly known as a confessional poet, but she is also a novelist. Born on the 27th of October 1932, Sylvia had to deal with death at an early age after her father passed away when she was eight years old. Despite that, plath pushed forward and excelled academically in college. During this time, Sylvia battled with depression and in late August 1953, attemped her first suicide. She had a six month care at a psychiatric facility following the attempt , and then resumed back to college.
Over the years, Sylvia got married, had two kids and then separated from her husband, Ted Hughes, also a writer. Sylvia Plath passed away on February 11, 1960 at the young age of thirty in her kitchen flat and her death was ruled as a suicide. During her life time, Sylvia published several poetry collections. The most popular of which are The collosal and other poems and Ariel. She also published an auto-biographical novel, the bell jar. For more information about Sylvia, here is a link.
Thanks for hanging out here for this week’s writers quote Wednesday hosted by Silver Threading which you should totally check out for mor inspiring quotes. I apologize for the late post, my network isn’t at it’s best these past few days. Till next time ❤