On Origins and Originality

Framework for posts from Fall of 2010
"I was reminded of something a medical student said to me about the interior of the human body, forty years ago: 'It's dark in there.'  Possibly [...] writing has to do with darkness, and a desire or perhaps a compulsion to enter it, and, with luck, to illuminate it, and to bring something back out to the light."

Margaret Atwood, Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing