the best thing I ever wrote
Write along with me; the best is yet to be. I have to believe that. I don't think I have yet to write my best. I will tell you, though, that when I do, my writing will DO things:
It will build a house with only household words.
People will prefer it to chocolate in an existential crisis.
It will help people love their oldest sons and mothers-in-law.
It will sound like me the way Mozart sounds like Mozart.
It will repel cliches and curses.
It will be crafted without being crafty.
It will have come at no one's expense but my own.
It will be the uttered life.
It will listen more than it speaks.