"So often is the virgin sheet of paper more real than what one has to say, and so often one regrets having marred it. ~Harold Acton, Memoirs of an Aesthete, 1948 The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say. ~Anaïs Nin" Hello, I guess that is the appropriate word for greeting, greeting the unknown, the unseen, the internet, and, of course, you. I ramble. How can I describe myself in a way fitting to show you who I am? Or, rather, what I want you to see? Again, I ramble. 'Do not waste words,' that is my teacher's favorite saying, and yet I waste them so freely, floundering about in some form of self-expression. My name is Kristy Beyke. Don't even bother trying to pronounce the last name correctly because no one ever does. In fact, I had a teacher back in highschool who mispronounced my name for the whole year. Then on the last week of school, one of my friends corrected her. I guess though the best way to learn anything about anyone else is to step out of our own self-focused thought bubbles and concentrate on someone else's. How? Writing, my friend, writing and reading.