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14 July 2009 @ 09:25 pm
words meme  
Reply to this meme by yelling "Words!" and I will give you five words that remind me of you. Then post them in your LJ and explain what they mean to you. These are from norrell.


New England, books, the sea, writing, fall.

New England: I've lived in New England my whole life so far and I feel very attached to it. I'll probably live elsewhere eventually but can picture myself coming back because I feel such a connection with the place. It's all about autumn, woodsmoke air, sidewalk magic, crinkled pages, sea-chests in attics, captains' houses built in 1708. Every city has history in its corners and ghost stories in the cobblestones.

Books: Are life. There's never a time when I'm not reading a book, and I'm often reading more than one at a time. I couldn't be anything other than an English major even if I tried (I did try briefly to be a journalism major, but came running back to English). Rooms filled with books are glorious and I hope to have a wonderful library-room someday. (When I was little, my favorite Disney movie was Beauty & the Beast and I wanted to be Belle and marry the Beast just so I could have THAT LIBRARY.)

The sea: Another wonderful thing I've lived with my whole life. I live in "The Ocean State," and the sea has always been a mere half hour to 45 minutes away from my house. A quick drive to the beach after work or classes is the simplest thing, and I only really realize how awesome this is when friends from landlocked places point it out. Very many important & glorious things have happened to me by the sea. Also, almost every first date I've ever been on has involved the sea in some way - walking along the shore, sitting on the sea-wall, climbing the sea-cliffs. So I have quite a lot of memories involving the sea.

Writing: Is my thing. I've always written in some form. Journal entries, personal essays, short stories, have chronicled my life & imaginings. Lately I've been most into poetry, after struggling for a while with thinking I should be a fiction writer but not feeling very excited by writing fiction, although it is my favorite thing to read. In the fall I'm going to apply to grad school for an MFA in poetry.

Fall: My favorite season, the season that feels most like home and has the most magic in it. There is beauty and there are colors everywhere, and also ghosts. Chimney-smoke, hot drinks, a thrilling feeling. My birthday is at the very edge of summer & fall. I think fall is also the absolute best season for fashion - boots, light jackets, scarves, fingerless gloves. Knitted things. It's just wonderful.