Writing is a beautiful and wondrous enigma. Authors scribble letters to signify sound. The symbols are links in a chain, strung together to create words which in turn clump together to make sentences and paragraphs. Our minds see them, process them, give meaning to the symbols, create a story. Whole worlds bloom from nothing but ink and paper. Authors invite readers into their minds and share their experiences, their imaginations, sometimes their very deepest secrets. Fiction authors are professional liars and we as readers knowingly partake in the lie, suspend our disbelief, to live a different life inside those pages. Writing is a wonderful thing.
I do what I can. That’s all any of us can do.
Release yourself from what you fear,
Remember those that came before,
Cherish those that will come after,
And be what you want to be.
The Stars are calling.
—– Sarah Ockershausen Delp