Quotation of the day
"There are so many things that we can’t say, because they are too
painful. We hope that the things we can say will soothe the rest,
or appease it in some way. Stories are compensatory. The world is
unfair, unjust, unknowable, out of control. When we tell a story we
exercise control, but in such a way as to leave a gap, an opening.
It is a version, but never the final one. And perhaps we hope that
the silences will be heard by someone else, and the story can
continue, can be retold. When we write we offer the silence as much
as the story. Words are the part of silence that can be spoken.."
Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?