Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Escape

 

Why do we write? Because I write Christian Fiction, I try to convey, in some way, a relationship to the Lord and how He affects all aspects of our lives.But over the past two or three weeks, as the news all around us demands our attention (if not direct action), it's been difficult for me to write. But I've discovered another benefit of the written word--escape.

I recently found a little-known Donald Westlake book (why do I read dead authors for pleasure?) that has allowed me to escape for a while into the life of another. Even though the author doesn't specifically say it, I know that, in the end, everything is going to turn out all right. And if not, I'll close this book and try another. 

I doubt that my writing carries the authority of the Scripture, but I'm trying, in my own way, to say that everything's going to be all right in the end. Or, as it says on the desk of one of my colleagues, "Everything is going to be all right in the end. And if it's not all right, it's not the end."

How about you. What's your escape? 

3 comments:

Patricia Bradley said...

I love "Everything is going to be all right in the end. And if it's not all right, it's not the end."

I hadn't thought about it like that, but I guess my aim is the same as yours. I want justice for the characters I write about.

Thoughtful post, Richard! And now I'm going to escape to a nap. lol

Priscilla Bettis said...

I recently read a Bible study meditation that said God's voice is louder than any politician's and louder than the media. It was a wonderful moment of escape for me!

Richard Mabry said...

Thanks to both of you for commenting.