As writers, we cast our words into the world.
Like the snowflakes in these sculptures, each letter of the alphabet gives our imagination the structure in which to escape, gain new knowledge and connect with the vast universe.
We all use the same twenty-six and yet the mastery of the craft can amaze and even change time-honored perceptions.
In an attempt to engage, we write and then hope that others will take the time to view our work.
Success can be determined by the reaction to our effort.
Sometimes crowds linger long enough to leave their own impression.
Other times readers pass us by and our efforts melt during the heat of the day.
We have a choice. We can question our own abilities, lay exposed, vulnerable, pack up our tools and give up.
Or we can absorb the criticism, hone our skills and try again.
Eventually our words evaporate on the breath of a new day to form new snowflakes.
Why do you write?