I don't know if anyone of you have done this but I have found somewhere on the web the advice to write your own manifesto as a storyteller. To remind you what is so magnificent about the story you want to tell, and so important to you that you sit down for a bit of your life and do it. Write your own encouragement so that, when things don't go as they should, reality plays nasty jokes or you are stuck in writers block you can find the joy again. So, this is my first brief paragraph. If anyone wants to join with a snippet of theirs, I would be fascinated "To say I love you, one must first learn how to say the I." [Ayn Rand] No other words can express it more clearly. I need to be me. Me. ME. With all bright vowels and shadowed consonants, broken structure and sharp-edged style, joining commas and bold memories. I am sitting among shards of dreams which are mending together as I speak, and I write. This is me.