A quote from Dianna Wynne Jones, author of many, many well-loved books, such as the Howl’s Moving Castle trilogy:
…somewhere, somewhen, someone is going to read your book at a time when such things stick for life. And you have to make it the kind of book that is worth remembering that vividly for that long. You have to make it an experience in its own right.
Reflections On the Magic of Writing by Dianna Wynne Jones
Do it. You know you want to, because you know somewhere, somewhen in your life, someone wrote a story – or told you a story – that stuck with you. That changed you, changed what you wanted to do, changed who and how you wanted to be in your life.
From Halau Wa’a Episcopal Church’s Christmas Eve service, 24 December 2022. Processed in high-dynamic range (HDR) using Luminance HDR. It brings out the candle smoke. The “candles” are actually those anti-mosquito citronella pots. The church chose them because we’ve had windy weather and the citronella flames stand up to the wind better.