November 4 question – Albert Camus once said, “The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.” Flannery O’Connor said, “I write to discover what I know.” Authors across time and distance have had many reasons to write. Why do you write what you write?
Well, I don’t have any delusions about saving civilization… And if Camus is right, I’d like to say we’re doing a piss poor job of it.
But then, Camus always was an optimist.
I’d like to be able to agree with O’Connor, but the truth is, I don’t actually know anything.
I hope that I’m entertaining others as much as I entertain myself. Is there more than that?
Right now, I’m not sure.
Entertainment to keep going. Entertainment to remind people that there’s more than this out there. Entertainment to give people common ground, when none exists in real life. Nobody agrees on anything, but did you see that home run last night?