Be satisfied with this. In the larger scope of things, your way of being who you are in just that particular way you have of doing so is a richness beyond money and material satisfaction. Be calm and resilient. Fight against the normal and the easy ways. Do not put blurbs on your book. Do not go on a book tour to attempt to make yourself better known. Just write. Whatever happens, at least you’ll have that, and there is nothing else so worth having.
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