Chris Castig Chris Castiglione is an educator. His mission is to use storytelling as a tool to inspire positive change in the world.

Henry Miller On Why He Writes Books

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Henry Miller, in Tropic of Capricorn, wrote,

Whether I die today or tomorrow is of no importance to me, never has been, but that today even, after years of effort, I cannot say what I think and feel – that bothers me, that rankles.

“Whether I die today or tomorrow is of no importance to me, never has been, but that today even, after years of effort, I cannot say what I think and feel – that bothers me, that rankles.” – Henry Miller, in Tropic of Capricorn
“Whether I die today or tomorrow is of no importance to me, never has been, but that today even, after years of effort, I cannot say what I think and feel – that bothers me, that rankles.” – Henry Miller

I really feel that. Especially this last line, “I cannot say what I think and feel.”

Sometimes I have trouble drawing out my ideas and sharing them with the world. In my head my beliefs appear concrete, but when I push them onto the paper they look childish, and less refined.

Lately I’ve been wondering: how well do I believe my own beliefs?

Inspired by this Henry Miller quote, my intention for this year is to publish more of my thoughts here on the blog. Over time, I too hope to “give up the ghost.”

 

Chris Castig Chris Castiglione is an educator. His mission is to use storytelling as a tool to inspire positive change in the world.

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