WHILE TOSSING OUT a writing anthology, I read familiar words. "Words, like eyes, are windows into the soul." As online essayists often say, each writer helps to enrichen the world. When they write emotively and share their experiences, they dangle their bits for all to see. Because long after they post their words or write their books, every phrase, all their sentences and their subtle turn of language will last as long as virtual memory. It takes courage to write and share. As another Christmas season approaches, I'm grateful for the privilege to read and share experiences both online and through letters. It often feels like I've discovered a hidden wing of a personal library and that I'm among the first to open the collections.