Among other things, you’ll find that you’re not the first person who was ever confused or frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You’re by no means alone on that score. You’ll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily some of them kept record of their troubles. You’ll learn from them-if you want to. Just as some day, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It’s a beautiful, reciprocal arrangement. And it isn’t education. It’s history. It’s poetry.-J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
It’s been a while since I’ve written anything of substance but I’m here. Feeling a bit unhinged but here. I’ve been thinking about posting regularly again because I need to pause and acknowledge where I am, what I’m doing, and where I want to be and I can only do that when I write but I’ve got so much else going on that I must really make the time for it. And I will. Soon.