“I think the next little bit of excitement is ﬂying. I hope I am not too old to take it up seriously, nor too stupid about machines to qualify as a commercial pilot. I do not feel like spending the rest of my life writing books that no one will read. It is not as though I wanted to write them.”
The Letters of Samuel Beckett1929–1940 (2009), p. 362
It was so funny to read this quote from Beckett. Not that I want to write what I write either. As I said, some other creature makes me write. However, I am just fine spending the rest of my life writing things that no one will read.
“... no need of a story, a story is not compulsory, just a life, that's the mistake I made, one of the mistakes, to have wanted a story for myself, whereas life alone is enough.”
Beckett also wrote. (“Texts for Nothing.” 1955)
No, a story is certainly not compulsory. He is right. Life alone is enough.
Still... It is nice to live your life as a good story. I like writing my life's story. I do not write it alone, that's for sure. Somebody helps me with it and I am grateful to whoever that is.