And Van Halen sings “Write now!”

If you want to write, you can. Fear stops most people from writing, not lack of talent, whatever that is. Who am I? What right have I to speak? Who would listen to me if I do? You’re a human being with a unique story to tell, and you have every right. Yours enlarges the circle.

Richard Rhodes: How to Write: Advice and Reflections, Harper, 1995.