I started to approach my own hungry ghosts in this way many years ago. . . . It actually makes me happy when I do it. Rather than becoming invested in the distracting drama they provide to pull me away from what I've set out to do, I take care of them. Let me suggest that you, too, can take care of your own hungry ghosts by ritualizing a way of feeding them just the right amount.

Peter Levitt, Fingerpainting on the Moon