Shorter Letters

My intention here is that my entries will be short. That should be easy enough. Apart from my novels, I can’t seem to write anything long at all these days. Even when responding to letters and emails, I often have to divide my response into smaller, bite-sized chunks. And if I have to write anything that smacks of self-justification, I seem unable to find any words at all.

I suppose it’s because I’m no longer trying to convince anybody of anything. That’s what all the words were for, I think. Having given up my need to convince, I’ve also lost my urgency. And with urgency gone, there is time to write shorter letters.

What lies beyond writing to convince? Perhaps we shall see.


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