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Writing is like quilting. Both weave and conceive. Quilters mend remnants and swatches into precious patchwork, while writers amend remembrances into prescient watchwords. With serial material, both writers and quilters invent archival creations that survive for generations.
Writing is like wrestling. Both are battles royal, pitting persistence against resistance. Wrestlers struggle with opponents in order to pin them down on the mat, while writers struggle with thoughts in order to pen them down on the page. Writers are like wrestlers, because thoughts are like opponents: they oppose us, since we can expose them.