In high school I spent countless hours after classes in our creative writing circle. We would read poetry and listen to the muse in hopes of finding those elegant connections between silence and spoken word, to scribble down something of significance for our teenage lives. Yes, I remember why we were writing back then. I still really enjoy free-flow writing to this day. I had an incredible teacher Sonja W. Kravchuk. My friend Tatiana and I took her Creative writing courses. Picture of us from back then. Maybe from our class night at the Philadelphia Aquarium. Those were the good old days!