“what a writer writes should have some relation (though not necessar-
ily a discoverable relation) to the meaning of his life.
and the meaning of our lives should have some relation (to the
meaning of the life of the world)
but the meaning of our lives, and what we write, and what we do, is
somehow in us from the beginning: in this sense, the child’s only duty
is to live and grow”
–Robert Lax, p. 304, Pure Act: The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax