Saturday, February 4, 2012

"We read to know we are not alone."

So then, why do we write?

1 comments:

Thomas said...

Well, I'm not sure that's why we read, though it sounds nice. Perhaps some read for that reason, perhaps others don't. Still, that's not why I read, so, you know...

As for all that writing, besides malignant narcissism, which is obvious, I just don't have an explanation. For what it's worth, I just have to write when I have to write - the urge to compose a poem comes over me the way the urge to gamble or the urge to drink that seventh bottle of whiskey comes over others. I love words, the music of language, the challenge of composing in difficult forms...none of this is helping others know they are not alone, is it?