21 September 2007


In The World According to Garp*, there is a scene where Garp writes a short story about a man who can do fantastic things like play piano so long as he has gloves on. Without them, he can't do even the simplest things, like touch his children. This of course leads to drastic action and drastic consequences. I love the idea behind this story because I love stories that present otherwise competent (and even heroic) people with human (and of course ironic) flaws. Dr.Jones' flaw, of course, was his fear of snakes.

Right now, I feel like I'm trying to be a writer who is unable to find words.

*I'm referring to the movie here, since I have not read the John Irving novel of the same title.