Michele DeMarco looking out over the water

If I write about it, there’s a good reason.

Michele DeMarco

Hemingway said, “All you have to do is write one true sentence … write the truest sentence that you know.” Sometimes that truth grows out of personal experience, either hard-won or inspired; other times it’s based upon accumulated knowledge or discovered because we trip over some new interest or concern that pulls us down the rabbit hole of curiosity. I write in various mediums: fiction, nonfiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, etc., and for me the “truth” that seems to be the foundation for all of it is the relentless restlessness at the heart of the human condition and the various ways in which everyone–from characters in a novel to sages, scientists, and scholars to everyday people–grapple with it. Here is a sample. Hope you enjoy.

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