On Reading and Writing
Reading has always been my salvation from loneliness and moments of feeling bad within myself. Reading and writing transport me into a better space. A space in which I might deliver a laugh or move someone to tears. Where I can be someone else for a while. I do not cry easily and if something I read transports me to tears, then it is a godsend. From time to time, we all need to cry—to feel an emotional release from our many hidden fears. Ones we are probably not even aware of. Much of my writing is semi-autobiographical, but I rarely realize it when I’m creating. Only later, when I reread it, do I see where those thoughts came from.