I love brick and stone work. I wish I had some skill to build something useful around my house. I have enough stone around here to build a fortress.
This is a picture of an old foundation and fireplace at the base of Turtleback Mountain. I love the simplicity and strength. Oh yes, and of course, it's time for a metaphor. ...something about building a strong foundation in writing...but, that's kind of cliche. So I will NOT use this particular metaphor.
Instead, I will think about it and learn to be a stone mason.