What Are You Even For?

I guess I’m telling this story partly because I’ve realized that I’m the kind of person who only has answers for questions that are not being asked directly of me, and I think that’s why I’m a writer. Writing, and reading, doesn’t usually feel like having a torch shone expectantly in your face. So many other times in our lives, we do have torches shone into our faces. But when you’re writing you sit in the dark until your eyes adjust.