English is not my first language, but it is my favorite. Writing, and language are abstract and fluid, changing with each new zeitgeist, and always evolving. Writing is a marker of history, and a marker of people. When I first learned to read and write in English, I became enamored with the language, it was nuanced and full of variety. Writing translates our ideas about the world onto paper; it expresses thoughts, ideas, and emotions that cannot be adequately expressed by any other means. Writing can connect with people, change minds, resonate with the soul, and stir the heart. Writing can paint pictures in the mind, and leaves all sorts of impressions lasting longer than memory. The English language continues to fascinate me to this day, as I continue to learn more, and hone my craft.