"Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones. - Marcus Aurelius" At best I'm a terrible writer. I don't so much have creative spark as creative fizzle, and I wouldn't eat any marshmallows you might roast on the resulting fire either. So this is a hobby for me. I have lots of hobbies, most of them involve things I can catalogue, evaluate and quantify. I've probably written more lines of computer code as an adult than lines of poetry or prose. Of course I've seen computer code I'd consider poetry, but I didn't write it. But I figure what the heck, failure is good for the soul. A good way to get better at something is do it repeatedly and watch all the ways you did it wrong. Then do it again and do different wrong things, and watch those. Repeat 'til RSI comes. I'll probably start out writing either things I know (so a bit of philosophy and science) or just playing around with verse and odd associations and abstractions.