When I was growing up I used to read the dictionary. I used to love the new words like crepuscular and inly. We had this old red paperback Webster's Dictionary that had this section in the back of foreign phrases. I used to pore over that section more than any other. My favourite was Ad Astra Per Aspera which means "To The Stars By Hard Ways" in Latin. I used to write it everywhere. I wrote it on the floor of my ex boyfriends attic bedroom. Initially I wrote Ad Astra then when things turned sour I added the Per Aspera. I wanted to get it tattooed. My Mum said that you had to be careful what you had written on your body. She said that I probably didn't want the words "By Hard Ways" on my body no matter how pretty they looked. What you write effects you She said. So I decided on Ad Astra. To the stars. However it happens, I'm going to get there.