Little by little, I found the beat again, and after that I found the joy again.
I came back to my family with gratitude,
and back to my work with relief –
I came back to it the way folks come back to a summer cottage after a long winter, checking first to make sure nothing has been stolen or broken during the cold season. Nothing had been.
It was still all there, still all whole.
Once the pipes were thawed out and the electricity was turned back on,
everything worked fine.
~ Stephen King, On Writing