Yesterday I said I’d share my unfinished fragment of a blog post sometime. Here it is:
It’s both necessary and redemptive; as seductive as the lure of the whale, as obsessing as the chase, the need to conquer —
Write for the spaces between the words, for the air that buoys you like a rescue device, safety trapped between layers of subordinate clauses. ♦ Write toward the air and light, like a trapped miner digging toward safety, seeing the light filter at the end of the paragraph. ♦ Write deaf, like a sailor of Odysseus, ears defended against distractions beautiful and deadly, against the siren song of doubt. ♦ Write in darkness, thirsting for starlight, tracking your path like Galileo, defending your belief in the world the shape that it is.