We are not born afraid.
Life teaches us fear, often of the new and unfamiliar.
Writing is transmutation.
When I write, that fear shifts in front of me to the joy of discovery, of the magic that exists just out of the corner of my eye.
I cannot remove that fear from the world or even from myself.
But through my fingers, I can rise above the gravity of uncertainty that holds our feet so firmly to the ground.
I can reach upwards and fly towards the warmth, the world above me.
You can come with me.
All readers can come with me.
We can live, for a moment or an hour or a day in a place of joy.
I want to create, one day after the other, a day without fear.
A joyous day.