David Foster Wallace Postcard

David Foster Wallace wrote a postcard to a fan, and the fan writes about moving from initial disappointment to a gradual realization of what Wallace was trying to say. Yes, even DFW postcards can be deep:

“[David Foster Wallace]¬†was telling me what I already knew but had forgotten over the long years of struggling for acceptance and societal validation, that creation is its own reward, that the project of writing is its own gift, provides its own consolation, which no degree of outward acceptance or rejection can touch, if properly appreciated.”

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