Writing is a religious act: it is an ordering, a reforming, a relearning and reloving of people and the world as they are and as they might be.
People read it: react to it as to a person, a philosophy, a religion, a flower: they like it, or do not. It helps them, or it does not. It feels to intensify living: you give more, probe, ask, look, learn and shape this: you get more monsters, answers, color and form, knowledge.
The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath