Our families are supposed to model how we build intimacy. But they also model how we feel alone: our experience of loneliness in our families becomes a proxy for the way we feel lonesome in the world.
“I’m convinced that fear is at the root of most bad writing.”
Excerpt From: King, Stephen. “On Writing.” Scrinber. iBooks.
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In fact, I’m not an atheist—I’m a scientist. Atheism is the belief that there is no god, and you declare there is no god: “Come, my fellow atheists, let us march together and conquer those idiots who think there is a god—all these other tribes. We’re going to prevail.”
I would even say I’m agnostic because I’m a scientist. Being an agnostic means saying, dogmatically, that we will never be able to know, so give it up.
Some advice from Bob Newhart that my friend Ann just gave me, in re: worrying about my writing —