Generosity: The Most Powerful Animating Force of Art

Annie Dillard notes, “People love pretty much the same things best. A writer, though, looking for subjects asks not after what he loves best, but what he alone loves at all…Why do you never find anything written about that idiosyncratic thought you advert to, about your fascination with something no one else understands? Because it is up to you. There is something you find interesting, for a reason hard to explain because you have never read it on any page; there you begin. You were made and set here to give voice to this, your own astonishment.”

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