Writing allows me to harness the awe-inspiring power of creativity; it allows me to create the ultimate lesson. I can breathe life into fictitious characters, create a compelling story-line and then-poof! a lesson that just might alter a reader’s life for the better is born.
I stood outside the door of her classroom, trying to leave but unable to pull away. I was going to be late if I didn’t hurry but it was alright- I knew she’d give me a pass. What she was about to say was too important to miss. I had to hear it, had to know what secrets would slip from between those crinkled lips and bury themselves into my heart.
Finally they came. Three and-a-half seconds of audible gold. “Write, Joseph,” she said. “Write to change the world.”