Generally, it is considered that writing has emerged independently in three different locations: Egypt, Mesopotania and Harappa between 3,500 BC and 3,100 BC. Since then however, it has been found that the Vinca script and culture (c. 5,500 -3,500 BC) can be traced back as early as Palaeolithic times. This has been discovered from examining 150 prehistoric caves in France. The Palaeolithic geometric symbols are suspected to represent a proto-script from which all other scripts can trace ancestry.
In essence, the concept of writing is the transference of thought or language into a re-readable form.
Examples of Geometric signs in Palaeolithic art.
“Researchers report from findings of 270 fragments of shell in the Western Cape that the same symbols are used over and over again, and the team say there are signs that the symbols evolved over 5,000 years. This long-term repetition is a hallmark of symbolic communication and a sign of modern human thinking, say the team. [Another researcher is quoted:] ‘Judging from what we know about the evolution of art all over the world, there may have been many [written language] traditions that were born, lasted for some time, and then vanished.”
Whitaker, Alex, Jones, Scott and Elaine. “The Origin of Writing.” Ancient Wisdom. May 20, 2012. http://www.ancient-wisdom.com/writingorigin.htm.
~ E. Lang
It doesn’t matter if you’re a writer or not,
if you write – it brings out what you keep locked inside,
only you have the key.
Write, write, write, it will change your life
and make you free.
Jot down random ideas,
what comes to your mind,
anything, everything, ALL will shine.
Short words or a sentence, any amount is fine.
Eventually, you will carve out what is in you, divine.
It is gold, it is pure, it is truly yours, not mine.
Get it out, let it out, it’s buried inside.
Lift it free from the wall, take one brick at a time.
In a cave you were living, where we’re not meant to be,
out to nature, into beauty, where we’ll dwell eternally.
Keep shining brightly,