”Openness isn’t simply about frank and open sharing or transparency. Openness is a willing invitation for connection with someone else through a shared encounter. Physical, virtual, memorial, material. Written or spoken. Even if the other is unseen. Even if the other is imagined. Even if they have not yet arrived. If you remain open to that possibility, as a writer, as a reader, as a person, it won’t matter whether we are writing first loves or fucking or financial meltdowns or fiction. Because even the “simple” act of sharing can be poetic and cathartic, literary and mundane, high and low. Sharing cuts through binaries. Private becomes public if only for the shared moment, a small act of openness between bodies that matter.”
This made me cry.