As someone once told Lady Marchmain in Brideshead Revisited, you can’t “appreciate the beauty of the world unless you [have] tried to paint it.” By the same token, who can understand the world without trying to describe it?
I wanted my son to be anything but a writer. He outsmarted me.
Teresa Carpenter
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You just answered that age old questions, “Why write?” in two sentences. That’s why — because maybe if we could understand it, we could make the most of our short time here.

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