"I write in service of illumination and memory. I write to reach into ‘the blind world where no one can help.’ I write because it is a way of glimpsing the truth. And I write to create something of beauty." - Mark Helprin (The Paris Review)
That’s it exactly.
Photo: Tilly by the waterfall on our hill, one of her favorite places.
The quote comes from a post on “The Language of Illumination and Memory" on Myth & Moor.