I wonder. Let me explain. I'm an older guy, 55. I started taking photographs seriously a little over a year ago; what I mean by that is, I started taking more than just snapshots. But I also mean that I started taking them earnestly; I take pictures for an artistic reason, one that is hard to articulate. The shots I choose, I choose them as representational; literalness is my nature. But I also try to choose something that means a little bit more that what it appears to be. I try to get my shots to capture the essence of what I've chosen to photograph, within my admittedly limited skill range. I don't pretend to be anything more than what I am; another moke with a camera and a keyboard. But I am also entranced by the idea of adding something to the world, something that other people appreciate for what I meant it to be, even if only for the few moments they are looking at it. I don't burn to take photographs; I'm not driven. But when I do take photographs, I burn. I'm driven to make them say more than what might be said by flattening and framing the world. How successful I am, well, it would probably have been better to start younger. Nevertheless, I do it. And you?