Why Do You Write?
I’ll never forget the question. I paused, looked up at the woman, and said something like this: “It helps me wrap my mind around whatever I’m dealing with.” (These days that would be aging, grandchildren, covid-19.) “I get a little edgy, all bent out of shape when I don’t write, so it’s to everyone’s advantage that I write.” And, "I guess I no longer know how to get by in this world without putting my thoughts and feelings on a sheet of paper or into a computer." I don’t real