Imagination doesn't just mean making things up. It means thinking things through, solving [problems] or hoping to do so, and being just distant enough to be able to laugh at things that are normally painful. [Some people] would call this escapism, but they would be be entirely wrong. I would call fantasy the most serious, and the most useful branch of writing there is.
--Diana Wynne Jones

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Foot Odor Lingers...

I live with foot in mouth.
When I speak, nothing comes out the way I meant. When I write, my words have a chance of approaching the outer rim of my intent.
I write to make myself feel slightly less of an idiot.

I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.   --Joan Didion




2 comments:

  1. I hear you. Boy, do I hear you. But writing helps me to take all those jumbled words and put them the way they're meant to be.

    For what it's worth, your words are music to me.

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