Writing is a solitary and lonely endeavor, splitting whole language into parcels meant to invite strangers into our homes where we must become the lifeblood of the party. Even when we might like to take shelter in the darkened corner.
Painting: Rest by Wilhelm Hammershoi, 1905. This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published (or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office) before January 1, 1923.