With a broken-down oven, in a hotel kitchen, on an uninhabited island
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Mary Roy is a writer and psychotherapist who lives in Seattle, Washington. She has lived in nine different states due to a youthful restlessness that ended a few decades ago.
I bow to the pencil, the pencil maker, the tree that gave its wood, the graphite that fills its core, and the mind that conceived pencil. I bow to all the teeth and jaws that have chewed pencils out of boredom or nervousness.