"THE MAGIC AND THE DANGER OF FICTION IS THIS: it allows us to see through other eyes. It takes us to places we have never been, allows us to care about, worry about, laugh with, and cry for people who do not, outside of the story, exist. There are people who think that things that happen in fiction do not really happen. These people are wrong." - Neil Gaiman
Have I mentioned that Neil Gaiman is my middle-aged-man crush? (Don't laugh-my sister's is on one of our local weathermen.) But hey. The man deserves it.