The Salvational Powers Of Articulation

Rarely do I include quotes from other writers here, but the wondrous thing about reading is hearing the echo of my own self in the words of another.

Most of my writing usually feels to me like a bad idea, which makes it hard for me to know which ideas feel bad because they have merit, and which ones feel bad because they don’t. Often I watch myself gravitating toward the bad idea, as if the final girl in a horror movie…. But somewhere along the line, from my heroes, whose souls were forged in fires infinitely hotter than mine, I gained an outsized faith in articulation itself as its own form of protection.

~Maggie Nelson, The Argonauts

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