Good evening! Frequently, I persuade myself to be exposed to something new – to inspire me. Today I observed a very large group of people dressed as a character of their choice and expressing the behaviors of such characters. It took much courage for these individuals to express themselves in such a confident manner. I connected with them easily because — that is what we (writers) do so well — we live vicariously through our characters, I feel that is how we are able to write life into our characters. While observing the attendees who lined the entire venue, I kept thinking, “I hope I invent a character that these very same individuals will want to bring to life.” — It would be an honor to have my work displayed in this manner!