"There is change, and departure: but there is also help when least looked for from the strangers of the day, and hiding, out among the accidents of this drifting Humility, never quite to be extinguished, a few small chances for mercy."
[Writing] begins with an appetite to discover my
self-respect. To redeem the day. So the day does not go down in debt. It
begins with that kind of appetite.-Leonard Cohen