"Why Do I Write?"
I write because I would like to live forever.
The fact of my future death offends me.
This comes from my sense of my own insignificance in the universe.
My life and death are a barely momentary flicker.
I would like to become more than that.
I seek to immortalize the world I have found and made for myself.
I may never know whether my endeavor has been successful.
But I shall never be deterred from my cherished goal.
~~~ Excerpt from writings of Reginald Shepherd