"Whenever an encounter between a writer of good will and a regular person of good will happens to touch on the subject of writing, each person discovers, dismayed, that good will is of no earthly use. The conversation cannot proceed."
-Annie Dillard, The Writing Life (1989)
Hmmmmm. I'm not at all sure I agree with the above. Although I have certainly had the encounters Dillard describes. But I feel that it was because I was not able to express myself clearly, because I was not listening attentively, because I don't want to widen the divide. And You, Dear Readers, how do you feel?