“I think, in part, writing is a way to complete my experience. It’s as if something–an episode, thought, emotion–hasn’t fully happened until I put it into words. It’s somehow not enough just to receive experience, to catch it like a baseball in a glove, so to speak, as I used to when I played catch with my father in the backyard. I need to throw it back.” – Jerry Spinelli, author of Stargirl.
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