For Tuesday, June 20, 2017:
The act of writing, when it goes well, gives me a pleasure, a joy, unlike any other. It takes me to another place … where I am totally absorbed and oblivious to distracting thoughts, worries, preoccupations, or indeed the passage of time. In those rare, heavenly states of mind, I may write nonstop until I can no longer see the paper. Only then do I realize that evening has come and that I have been writing all day.