“A word after a word after a word
Yes, yes, and yes.
“First I rummaged my mind for words that could describe my personal nightmares, fears of night and time from my childhood, and shaped stories from these. Then I took a long look at the green apple trees and the old house I was born in and the house next door where lived my grandparents, and all the lawns of summers I grew up in, and I began to try words for all that. Somehow I had to send myself back, with words as catalysts, to open the memories out and see what they had to offer.”
— Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine
Note: Green Apple Bookstore in the Inner Richmond area in SF is a wonderful and utterly fantastic bookstore to immerse and lost yourself in for a couple of hours.