"I take with me the emptiness of my hands. What you do not have you find everywhere." W. S. Merwin.@geeeepers
CNA: I wrote Purple Hibiscus, yes I was young, but I wrote it because … writing was my first love. It was what made me happy when it went well. It was what I just deeply loved. And I was working, I was going to school, but every night I would stay up until 2:00 a.m. in the morning because I loved writing Purple Hibiscus.
ZS: You know there might be one thing there, which is an aspect of pure luck which I think as I got older I recognized, but to really love something is a gift. It’s not that common. Sometimes it’s hard for people to find the thing that they love. It seems natural when you love something.
CNA: Yes, I suppose so. Maybe I’m blinded to that."