"I want to write books that unlock the traffic jam in everybody's head. " - John Updike
“Whatever art offered the men and women of previous eras, what it offers our own, it seems to me, is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit. "- John Updike
“What art ought to do is tell stories which are moment-by-moment wonderful, which are true to human experience, and which in no way explain human experience.” ― John Gardner
"If writing is thinking and discovery and selection and order and meaning, it is also awe and reverence and mystery and magic." - Toni Morrison
The beautiful Dartmoor pictures above are by my friend and village neighbor Sarah Howes. From top to bottom: Oncoming Traffic, Dartmoor Foal, The Guardian on the Path, and At the Cottage Window.