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I spin words. Sometimes my work is fine and smooth. Sometimes it is lumpy, like Baba Yaga was spinning it while her hut was jumping up and down on its chicken legs.
I am a maker of small beauties.
I am on a journey. I don't know where it's leading me (which is a scary thought most of the time) but I know my dreams. To be married. To write. To have a home in the country. To cook, to garden, to sew.
I read. Fast. A lot. I don't think I'm smarter than anyone else. I can't play sports and I'm only so-so at music. But I read. If I could, I would give everyone warm bread (gluten free available) and a good book.
I try to love God. And while I fall down every day, I trust in His mercy and I get up.
I'm a Midwesterner briefly transplanted to the West Coast. I like the West Coast, but I don't want to live there. Now I'm back where I belong and happy about it.
I am short. This is not my identity. It does mean that while most people simply take something from a shelf I have to figure out if I can reach it and if I can't, weigh the relative embarrassments of jumping, getting a stool, and asking someone else to get it down for me. It means that standard countertops are too high for me to use comfortably.
Sometimes people seem to think that I am a deep thinker. Really what I am is quiet. When I'm with a small group of friends I open up but when I'm in a crowd I drift to the edges.
On any given day I can think of at least three things on my to-do list that don't get done. Usually it's cleaning my room.
Longer About Me (must be an LJ friend to see)
By Singing Light, my public blog
My graphics journal
Some favorite quotes:
"You will make all kinds of mistakes; but as long as you are generous and true and also fierce you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her." -Winston Churchill
“We make a sensational team”― Elizabeth Wein, Code Name Verity
"But I do not approve. And I am not resigned." --Edna St. Vincent Millay
"Stories tend to get out of hand." --J.R.R. Tolkien
"We read to know we're not alone." --C.S. Lewis
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