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May 30, 2005

100Mornings-63

Pastel Orange reminded me of the book I had just finished, "The Life of Pi." The main character was a Bengal tiger. (I can now see readers throwing their copies of the book at me.) Nevertheless, that is how I read the book. Reading a book is just as much an art form as is writing one. It is a creative act that takes a set of materials and turns them into a representation of the subject. In the reader's case, the subject is the book. The writer and the reader are co-conspirators. Neither is either without the other.