Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Vanity in writing

How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
- Henry David Thoreau

And I'm left speechless.

I wonder now why I write at all.

I like to write,yes, but why? Is it in part because it silently fuels the raging fire inside me that is my ego? Or maybe, like Walden said, it's plain vanity?