A great piece from Kate Gale
October 24, 2012
Nourishment. That’s what writers want. Let’s face it, that’s what we all want. We grow up with whatever attention we get from our parents. Then we become adolescents and at that stage, we yearn for attention. We yearn for people to listen to us. To understand us. To realize how completely unique we are. To realize how important our ideas are, the stuff we’re doing. And have sex with us.
If we grow up to become doctors, lawyers, or to work in finance, here’s what we get.
Paychecks, yes, money. That’s something most poets will never see and can’t even imagine.
Respect! That’s something poets don’t even dream of.
Nice houses. Yes, successful people get to live indoors and it doesn’t rain on them.
Kids going to private schools and then to nice colleges.
Friends with money and nice houses, so you can visit them.
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