Since I was small, everything -all the splendid wonders of life- have fascinated me. I have come to believe that art -whether it be painting, dancing, music-making, or even writing- has a wondrous healing power. I believe it is the greatest means by which we can come to better understand ourselves and this beautiful world, using what we love as a means of expression. I do not know where I would be if I did not have literature or music in my life. I started singing and writing stories from a very young age (during third grade) and to this very day, I still write and I still sing every single day. Neither could take the place of my "hope" in life; however, they both provide me with the unequivocal and absolutely undeniable evidence that there must be someone out there watching over us all and blessing us with the gift of life.see more