all day I didn’t think I could write a cover letter. The thing I needed to do. By around 10 a.m. I had given up on the day. I knew I couldn’t do it. Not today. I traversed the time in various ways, mostly benign. Then at around 3:00, I decided to do what I sometimes do, which is to fake it. Just write a couple of terrible sentences. Probably 4 minutes or so after I sat down at my desk and started writing the letter, I was no longer faking it. I became intent on writing the letter and finished writing it maybe 45-60 minutes later.