Just when I wondered if everything I’m doing these days – for my book, but truly for myself – is too self indulgent, I read this quote from Jesse Kornbluth’s interview with the author Mary Carr:

I think what we do when we read together is to enter into a community. We take suffering into the body and transform it.

So if I am transforming my suffering by writing, and readers might be transformed as well…does that mean I can book a therapeutic massage appointment without feeling guilty?