June 16, 2009

creation and consciousness

"I seem most instinctively to believe in the human value of creative writing, whether in the form of verse or fiction, as a mode of truth-telling, self-expression, and homage to the twin miracles of creation and consciousness. The special value of these indirect methods of communication – as opposed to the value of factual reporting and analysis – is one of precision. oddly enough, the story or poem brings us closer to the actual texture and intricacy of experience."
- John Updike, This I Believe