When I write things that inspire me I start with a simple idea that resonates then I usually begin with a sentence of some sort and I play with how the words are formed, how the letters connect and relationships I see with the abstract shapes. When I wrote this piece I had started with the idea "the greatest things start from nothing". I kept thinking, what do I want to say really..how can I say it much more concisely? As I played with the idea I realized how simple this idea was. How everything we take a chance on has to begin somewhere, with some germ of goodness. Small steps are surely symbolic of the faith we have in ourselves. They are a testament to the courage we have in our dreams.