That something I cannot yet define completely but the feeling

comes when you write well and truly of something and

know impersonally you have written in that way and those

who are paid to read it and report on it

do not like the subject so they say it is

all a fake, yet you know its value absolutely; or

when you do something which people do not consider a

serious occupation and yet you know truly, that it is

as important and has always been as important as all

the things that are in fashion and ever will be.


Paraphrase from Green Hills of Africa by Ernest Hemingway.