Water has long played a purification role in Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and Taoism. In literature it is the drowning of Ophelia in Hamlet and Sherlock Holmes inferred; “From a drop of water a logician could deduce the possibility of an Atlantic or Niagara without ever seeing both.”  When I’m looking for inspiration, to clear my head from the dreadful stories we are surrounded by in our 24/7 newsreel, or to remember why I’m pursuing being a writer I go to a place nearby by bike or car it always gives me great feedback.  There’s always a breeze coming off the lake which gives me everything I need for the day.  LA Carlson