I use composition as a way to cultivate self awareness. If I track each of my pieces from adolescence (when I first started writing) up until now, a story starts to emerge. It's as if my inner world has been isolated from the way I've lived my life (out of fear). Most of my earlier works are more a venting of frustration (presumably due to the disconnect between Vision and Action). But with each piece I write, the two come closer together, so that my inner vision guides my action.