On how edits ruin great work

Edits can make great work. But I have wanted to append more words onto each thing I have written here today. For example, on “On the loneliness of motherhood” I just realized I wanted to - and for political correctness - I should add “By the way, I am not a mother and know nothing of it. I am not even a father.” But this thought occurred to me in a different moment - twenty minutes later, several essays later, so I fear I would take away from the work to add to it.

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