As children, we are taught not to talk to strangers, not to run into the streets, not to play with fire. But as we get older, always staying safe can prevent us from experiencing all of what life has to offer. if you never take risks, you don’t really get a chance to live at all. And what’s the fun in that? In love, you want to feel safe. You should feel safe. But as a writer, you’re supposed to run towards the danger instead of away from it. You’re also supposed to write what you know, and what you feel. I didn’t know enough about life, sex or love or this city to ever write about any of them…ever again.