For Research

thank you for one of the most fun parts of being a writer: Research.

Thank you for the alluring rabbit trails
and multiple (even conflicting) sources
and fascinating discoveries
that make research so enjoyable.

Thank you for the availability of information
in libraries,
from experts,
in publications,
and books.

Thank you for the thrill of tracing a quote
or fact
or some other detail
backward through layers of secondary sources
to find the origin,
even when it necessitates a change of plan.

Thank you for the blessings
and dangers of living
and writing
and researching
in the Information Age,
in Jesus' name,

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