the spines of 5 books put together in a circle to form a star shape

by Christa Wojciechowski

For all the things we humans talk about, we are far more interesting for the things we don’t talk about.

A small fraction of our thoughts are ever said out loud. The rest of them ricochet inside our heads.

We step quietly around uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, judgements, and observations. Gaping holes yawn where there should be understanding. Giant elephants crowd the room but we refuse to acknowledge them, even when they’ve stepped on our feet and are crushing our toes.

We’re all silently screaming.

That’s why we need writers now more than ever. To speak the unspeakable in the form of fiction. To seek understanding and let us know we’re not alone.