It’s history. It’s poetry.

I have an entry that I’ve been working on, and as soon as it’s ready to post, I’ll do so. Until then, the fresh air coming in through the open door isn’t making me want to work, so it’s the right moment for some J.D. Salinger.

“Among other things, you’ll find that you’re not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You’re by no means alone on that score, you’ll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept record of their troubles. You’ll learn from them – if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It’s a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn’t education. It’s history. It’s poetry.”

Even if nobody ever gets this “silly” obsession of mine, at least I know it’s for something. To write is to free my soul.

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