& I’m in a love-hate relationship with words.
To not write is to die. I write for many more reasons, but mostly to be subversive. In the 14th century, writing was called gramarye – “a magical act”. The alphabet is a set of magical symbols. To have the power of representation through words is in some sense to cast a spell, to create a break, a rupture with reality through an emergence of an alternate reality, however fictitious or true, a re-imagination that can not be killed.
I stood in the sunlight at last