Seidemann, Katherine Marie
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to write requires dedication to word selection, imagery illumination, supple flow, integrity, faith, exploration. authors are embedded in their work. there is no way to be rid of the author. the ugliness, inhumanity, splendor, stimulation is born of their flesh. motivation is an intimate festering until it is bled onto the page. writers are made vulnerable by their words. there is relief and strength and growth in such vulnerability. they do themselves a joyous violence to put the words on the page, give the page to the public. the manuscript has a life of its own. it exists beyond its creator. it reincarnates with each new reader. great works embed themselves in minds. the book communicates the pulse, the synaptic firings, the exhalations of its author across time. to read another's work it to enter into a relationship of trust. the reader is infected. what is read cannot be unread. it lives, both excised and embedded, fertile ground and bountiful fruit, harbor and harvest.