Going through the motions

She told him she was a writer but she hadn’t written for ages, it wasn’t so much a block as a man made dam. She said she read a book once where a character wrote down every thought she had onto paper without editing or stopping as a form of therapy and she had tried that for a while, but decided she wasn’t comfortable with putting that many of her raw unfiltered emotions on a page (they scared her) so now she was trying the opposite thing and not writing at all. He told her this seemed strange, to him (an artist), as he used his art to help process and release emotions. He couldn’t imagine bottling it up and she asked him if it was helpful, not because she cared but because it was the right thing a woman should say when a man talks about his emotions

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