My parents taught me service - not by saying, but by doing. That was my culture, the culture of my family.
My mother says I was writing before I was crawling. I wrote in the dirt with a twig.
I think that I do feel that my nature is to express what this self, this particular self at this time, experiences in the world. And that is so organic - I use this metaphor a lot but I'll use it again - it's like a pine tree producing pine cones, or a blackberry bush producing blackberries - it's just what happens with this being, now.
I was brought up to try to see what was wrong and right it. Since I am a writer, writing is how I right it.
Jorge Luis Borges
Charles Horton Cooley