I too think when I write about writnig or about what writnig (and actually about reading,too) means to me, I go to a deep place. Writing is one way to make sense of a hurting world or a hurting self. It gives perspective. It lays the cool hand of healing to a fevered brow. It draws us out of ourselves to the realms of the divine, the high mountains of joy. Once there we use our voices and our words to call forth the other pilgrims, to point to the paths and the pitfalls. Thanks for your post it touched me.