Welcome! If You Write With Your Childhood Pen, You Will Always Be in Love…


We create to live and we live to create. Everything is an act of creation: making your toast in the morning, making your lists for the day, the work that you do. What we call art only turns the light on, and we are made self-aware of this continual act of renewal of which we are a part in the world each and every day.

When I was a kid, I had a dream in which someone told me that if you write with your childhood pen, you will always be in love. I knew this didn’t mean something romantic. It meant a way of being alive in the world. I remember thinking, what were all these adults so afraid of that they couldn’t live the life they wanted? That they couldn’t make waves and be who they were with out being pounded down by society? It seemed so simple.

What if it is simple? Wouldn’t that be the scariest part? “To encourage” literally means to give someone back their heart. This is all I want to do with my life, with as many people as possible. It starts at home and from there spreads to the world. Where’s your childhood pen?

Published by b.vonraven

Billy is a writer of songs and words, a painter and a draw-er, and a wanderer of wild places.

4 thoughts on “Welcome! If You Write With Your Childhood Pen, You Will Always Be in Love…

  1. Thanks so much for sharing these inspiring words. I love your definition of creation and the idea of finding one’s childhood pen. When things get rough, I will definitely be revisiting this page for encouragement 🙂

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    1. Thank you! I had almost forgotten I had this dream about the pen and sometimes it’s the most important stuff that can slip through the peripheral. I appreciate your reading and look forward to seeing more of your work as well!

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  2. I love this! I am one that has a tendency to complicate things unnecessarily. Yet sometimes I am able to take a deep breath, relax my shoulders and remind myself that it’s really not that complicated. And I instantly feel lighter and able to accept the idea that we are all in this together. At that point it really does flow and everyone around me is suddenly transformed into supportive, warm people that will easily smile and say hello and make my day brighter if I just offer the same to them. I need to remind myself of this and practice it more often. Thanks for the inspiring words!

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    1. Thank you for reading! You are not alone in the complication business! On some level it feels like we are all in recovery together, helping each other notice the beautiful and ugly things without getting caught in our own hooks of judgement or value. I know I get caught and it takes the kindness of a friend just listening and observing to help me unravel myself. Thanks for taking the time. You are appreciated!

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