The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them -- words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they're brought out. But it's more than that, isn't it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you've said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That's the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a tellar but for want of an understanding ear. [Stephen King, Different Seasons]
I know just what he means. I have been thinking about this a LOT lately.
You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children. [Madeleine L'Engle]
Children are so very wise.
One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple. [Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums]
I love you, Currie