The only “doing” that’s the same every day is that most writers go to the same desk and chair that we sat in and worked at yesterday, and that the “working” is with the same computer, and the same pen, or the same kind of pen, each with a different color of ink. Today we revise some of the same pieces of paper we yesterday considered to be finished.

So the physical things with which we write and the physical locations where, with which, and at which, we write are usually the same not only day after day but year after year. We chose them deliberately so that we don’t have to think about them at all, but simply use them, as we work.

Alice Koller


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