Allan Gurganus is an accomplished American novelist and although I haven’t read any of his books, I came across a quote of his during a recent detective project.
“Know what, Sugar? Stories only happen to people who can tell them.”
It resounded with me, though I’d hate to think that what I perceive as my somewhat intimate relationship with endings and struggles in life happens because I am good at writing about all that malarkey.
I’d like to think there is something more valuable to my living my book of life than that.