There was once a young man who, in his youth, professed his desire to become a great writer.
When asked to define great, he said, "I want to write stuff that the whole world will read, stuff that people will react to on a truly emotional level, stuff that will make them scream, cry, howl in pain and anger!"
He now works for Microsoft writing error messages.
All righty, then. This joke can take me to the light and lofty side, or the dark and dread-filled.
On the positive- I go to the place where I contemplate how to make a reader feel, which, after all, is an important part of writing. Oh, the bliss.
On the negative, it sends me into this labyrinth called Computer, on which I have become dependent and of which I know nary a thing. Oh, the horror.
I love this joke, because it packs a multi-layered punch.
Writing is an emotional journey.