Writing out of sense-making

We co-writers spend weeks trying to work out between us what is going on in an interview that we are both taking part in. We talk and look and read and listen again and again and again. We unravel our own thinking and learn more about what might be going on with the people we are researching. We discover how we have been cautious to raise issues that the other might disagree with. And then we discover how much we agree and think alike when we didn’t think we did. We cross large spaces to find each other’s thinking. And then suddenly there is almost a text that we both almost like. We both write into it. The laying bare of making sense takes us to new understandings. It is then worth the time that we spend. And we hope that the text will sustain.

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