If I were a triangle, my vertices would be words, images, and analyses.
I keep writing because I keep giving up other things to come back to writing. I'm not sure that's the best reason, but it's at least an answer.
Heinrich Boell (especially _Billiards at Half Past Nine_), Bertolt Brecht, Virginia Woolf (especially _Mrs. Dalloway_), Ian Hacking, Roald Dahl, Sylvia Plath, Kurt Schwitters...but not just to harp on authors, Gerhard Richter and Jack Spencer are some of my favorite visual artists.
Heavy duty favorites. Welcome.
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