‘One never questions the Muse’
One wonders why a physician-writer would even entertain characters who smoke cigarettes or even cigars. The magical truth is, when one writes, one’s Muse is in total control of the creative process. Characters sometimes birth boldly and brashly, fully formed with bad habits and a host of peccadilloes- discernment required, yes; judgement, no. It’s a difficult one, a tricky one worth debate and discussion. We could make it about smoking awareness if we choose.