This was very beautifully written. One of your best so far and I'm so glad to see it won first place. Congrats on this one.
Author's Response: Thanks, Moe. I was quite flattered when I tied first place. You have always been there to encourage me to develop my writing, and I appreciate it. The only writing I do now a days is work related, and for my bachelor degree program. Not a single brain cell for creativity left between the two.