"When we write, we fashion pieces of ourselves into our writing. Some words stay with those who read them forever, and that is what I have always loved about reading and writing. We have the opportunity to see places we have never been, and meet people who died long before we were born. The magic lies within the recognition of emotions we also feel, thoughts we agree with, even across hundreds of years. We are all human, and we are writing to assess this uncanny experience."