Why Waves?

September 28, 2009

I was wondering how to title this blog. After all it is my new adventure and most likely will stay with me for a while.

Quite a few concepts came to my mind, but the image of waves is most appealing to me and represents the best of what I want to do in this space.

“A wave is a disturbance that propagates through space and time, usually with transference of energy.” says Wikipedia.“Waves travel and transfer energy from one point to another…. “

That is it – a disturbance and transfer of energy from one point to another! Is that not what the thoughts and ideas, expressed in writings or any other form of art should do – to disturb, to stimulate, and to travel outward?

There are so many types of waves: water waves, radio waves, sound waves, microwaves, light waves etc. I like their image of elliptic, circular shape and ability to travel, expanding the area of influence – even for a while. I also like the way we talk about “our resonance” and about “being on the same wave length“ with another person. All of it fits my concept of writing. I see a writer as a pebble which (pebble, not a writer) when dropped in the water creates waves for a while. The waves travel from one point to another – they are reaching out. Their field of influence depends on the strength of the waves the pebble/writer makes.

There is also another meaning of the word “wave” which appeals to me too. When used as a verb (to wave) it is saying “hello I am here!” Either way the word “wave” is used, it marks our presence.

So HELLO – here I am, and WELCOME to my blog!


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Copyright © 2009 by Alicja Mann

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