I had that question, too.
You are to me a metaphor for the people I wish I knew and the stories I wish I lived. Stuck on my tongue like a poem after I stopped writing poems.
I love it! You taught me a new word and I like that said word can be used to describe the writing experience!
The concept has got me thinking about incompleteness, namely in education and personally held knowledge. I sometimes wish I'd received a comprehensive classical education. But being complete in this regard might be rather limiting, because I'm not sure I'd appreciate the knowledge if I'd had it all along. Perhaps when we forge our own path through letters, the connections we make seem very much more our own, even fated, and we sense the humanity of those who shared their ideas with us.
Hopefully a little will rub off on me! 🤭
Thanks for the follow. Why would someone as hip and cool follow me? I will assume it’s a mistake and hope you don’t notice.
I'd never heard of catalexis and it sounds to me like some sort of condition. I loved reading your (very brief) article because you write so beautifully, but I'm not sure I completely agree that writing is "an endeavor undertaken by someone who likely has lacked for a thing or two in life". Or perhaps it is. I know I feel most fulfilled when I'm writing, and most depressed when I haven't been able to write for several days.