I don't feign myself a writer. Although I suppose I might have turned out to be one, the daughter of an author and a Literature teacher. I suppose maybe science and math were my own little rebellion. But of late I have been inspired by an author and a couple of good songwriters, whose writings seem so simple and understated, that I was at once reminded of the pure joy of childhood and first loves. It is that which I want to do here. To find the joy and simplicity of a life lived in the midst of diabetes.