The ability to connect through the written word is one of the most undervalued talents of today; writing allows people to realize they are not alone, that they share some common substance that is intangible to the physical world. It is through words that the voiceless become heard, and it is the duty of writers to expose the world through a new lens–one that can reveal the deep connection we all have with one another: our humanity. All writers hope to do is bridge the gap between whatever has been distanced, and it is only through the manipulation of simple syllables that we attempt to say we have succeeded.