the melt-down

Hemingway
when he couldn’t write
creatively
went to writing
letters

but
the letters were not
very
good

yet
most writers are this
way:
it is usually
discouraging
to read the letters
of a writer
after you’ve read his
works

yet
almost always
it’s still better
to read the
letters
than to meet
the writer
in
person.