27 January 2013

This always happens to me...

Almost always.

I'm stumped. I need help.

I start writing the email or post, or whatever to get help. I'm almost always writing [not speaking] for help.

Through the writing I often unstump myself. I'd say about 1/4 of the time, I don't even click send. Another 1/4, I've unstumped myself before the response comes. The other half of the time, there's  a mishmash of confirmations of my self-unstumping and other-unstumping.

I think it was Joan Didion who coined I write to find out what I think. I also write to find out what I know.