This is a new feature I’m going to try out, where I focus on a weekly inspirational or literary quote of my own choosing. This week’s is:
The original sense of the word “entertainment” is a lovely one of mutual support through intertwining, like a pair of trees grown together, interwoven, each sustaining and bearing up the other. It suggests a kind of midair transfer of strength, contact across a void, like the tangling of cable and steel between two lonely bridgeheads.
I can’t think of a better approximation of the relation between reader and writer.
– Michael Chabon, Maps and Legends Chapter 1, page 3
I highly recommend reading the rest of the essay as well, if you want some more food for thought. 🙂