Truth be told, I am scared to write. I love creating images, I really fear writing. I sometimes get all caught up with making the "perfect" image that I lose sight of what the story is that goes behind it. Xiancun is an example of this. I am a photographer not a writer is what I am always saying. But to make it in this world of fast journalism and ever changing world events the written word is as important as a good or great image. In fact I think sometimes the word is paramount and the image is like the frosting on that chocolate cake you made and I have to say I love making the frosting more than the cake itself. Yet I am reminded of my shortcomings as a friend sent me a link to a blog site talking about Adam Robert Young's experience with Xiancun. First of all I would like to say kudos to Adam Robert Young and his perspective on the Xiancun issue. Not only is his story strong but his pics dovetail very nicely with it.... This just reminds me to let go of my fears and face screen and blog with tenacity, zeal, and lots of chocolate! An image is just an image but an image with a story behind it becomes an extraordinary moment.