Writing is not apart from living

Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living. The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind. ~Catherine Drinker Bowen, Atlantic, December 1957

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2 Replies to “Writing is not apart from living”

  1. I get that, I really do, it’s as if I see what’s going on around me but until I translate these events into words they don’t make real sense to me despite the fact words never quite seem up to the job.

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