While watching a movie on DVD, I unexpectedly saw the actress that I believe resembles my main character, Merewyn. My heart leapt at the sight of her. I thought of Merewyn’s gifts and her bravery. I wanted to laugh and cry and ask her how “things were going”. Writing is an amazing thing. The people I create become very real. I can play make-believe as an adult, enhancing the experience with both my and my loved ones’ trials and triumphs. Storytelling is so much more important than it seems. The act of writing, of reading, brings forth my emotions and helps me to make connections in an infinite variety of ways.