Sunday, January 21, 2007

Fiber and Textile

Driving back from Asheville with Roger, I was wondering, as I often do after spending a significant amount of time in a rural area, whether rural areas, where I was raised, are a better fit for me than urban areas, where I now live. As the highway--route 66--shifted from a four-lane road to an eight-lane road, the energy of the rapidly moving traffic, the light poles lining the highway, illuminating it in ever-greater numbers, the pulsing mass of the city ahead--I felt my whole self sit up straighter, snap to attention, and I think I had my answer: this urban clamor and dynamic is in my blood now, part of my energy, and I guess I am part of this fiber and textile. What makes writing what it is.

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