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Why I Write

Some thoughts on why I write and what it means to me.

Growing up gorilla is just like any kind of growing up. You make mistakes. You play. You learn. You do it all over again.

The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate

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Roads go ever ever on,

Over rock and under tree,

By caves where never sun has shone,

By streams that never find the sea;

Over snow by winter sown,

And through the merry flowers of June,

Over grass and over stone,

And under mountains in the moon.


Roads go ever ever on

Under cloud and under star,

Yet feet that wandering have gone

Turn at last to home afar.

Eyes that fire and sword have seen

And horror in the halls of stone

Look at last on meadows green

And trees and hills they long have known.

- The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien

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There is magic in starlight, of course. This is well known, but because the light travels such a long distance, the magic in it is fragile and diffused, stretched into the most delicate of threads. There is enough magic in starlight to content a baby and fill its belly, and in large enough quantities, starlight can awaken the best in that baby's heart and soul and mind. It is enough to bless, but not to enmagic.

Moonlight however. That is a different story.

Moonlight is magic. Ask anyone you like.

- The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill

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