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Why Do We Write?

I’ve been curious about when this human expression of writing first emerged. I remember studying The Epic of Gilgamesh (written c.2150-1400BCE) about the semi-mythic King of Uruk, an early tale which is often recognized as the oldest piece of epic world literature. No one knows who wrote the original work and some say it was Gilgamesh himself!

There is also one of my all-time favorites, The Descent of Inanna about the ancient Sumerian goddess, Inanna, and her descent into the underworld. Inanna takes along seven gifts, conveying that even in darkness, we possess gifts that might be drawn upon to illuminate our

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