Because writing is hard.
Empty cups... Symbolic of Mao's Great Famine? A great book by the way!
Ooh tres symbolic and paints me to be sympathetic. I like it!
So you don't have to stop writing and get up when you need a drink?
I mean I guess so Mark. But thing is, I have to get up and refill because I don't fill up four cups at once and put them on my desk. So there's a lot of trips to the kitchen involved here. And yet what I struggle with is bringing the cup with me. I bring the thirst, forget the cup. Is that a metaphor for writing?
The semi-empty cups are just a plot point that will pay off at the end of the book that is your life. It is a subtle set up for a great twist. You know, like the glasses of water in the movie Signs.
Haha, love it.