So now, 10 years after
it was written, “Tadpoles”
is going to
be published. So don’t
necessarily give up on your old stories, the
really hard ones to tell. It might take a decade of distance to talk about the most raw experiences of your life.

Rilke says writers must have the patience to wait until
memories “have turned to blood within us, to glance, to gesture, nameless and no longer to be distinguished from ourselves” and I think
that needed to happen with me and the memories in Tadpoles.

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