"The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    - Gustave Flaubert


"I write to find strength. I write to become the person that hides inside me. I write to light the way through the darkness for others. I write to be seen and heard. I write to be near those I love. I write by accident, promptings, purposefully and anywhere there is paper. I write because my heart speaks a different language that someone needs to hear."

                                                                                                                                                                                  - Shannon L. Alder


"The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make - not just on your wedding day, but over and over again - and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife."                                                                                                                                                                                                           - Barbara De Angelis