Writing helps me think. It’s a wonderful exercise, getting my ideas out in front of my eyes. In my head, thoughts bleed into each other and trip over uninformed opinions. Writing visualizes my ideas - lets me see if they’re any good.
And the editing - that’s the real fun. At work I try to make complicated things simple - and I enjoy attempting the same thing with words. Editing smooths out my lumpy, fragmented thoughts, folds and stacked them by color. Editing helps me put my brain into better order. So here’s to the balanced thought, the delighted observation -