If you have never seen Anne of Avonlea (based on the books by Lucy Maud Montgomery)  you are missing a treat. Anne is an aspiring writer and is attempting to get published.

Marilla Cuthbert: You set your heart too much on frivolous things and then crash down into despair when you don’t get them.
Anne Shirley: I know. I can’t help flying up on the wings of anticipation. It’s as glorious as soaring through a sunset… almost pays for the thud.
Marilla Cuthbert: Well, maybe it does. But I’d rather walk calmly along and do without flying AND thud.

In my life I am pretty much Marilla. Everything I do is sensible and calculated and logical, except for when I write. When I write I loose myself for a little while, soaring through the clouds. I think we all need a little bit of both sensibility and reckless abandon. Writing enable me to have both.

I will let you know if the soaring pays for the thud.