mieystrapurore: the word "hopefully" in cursive (Hopefully)

Songs from the Open Road

Wanderer, rest here a while and take up your pen

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Created on 2017-04-19 03:37:10 (#3142601), last updated 2017-09-11 (1 week ago)

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Birthdate:Dec 31
Location:California, United States of America
"Books and cleverness! There are more important things--friendship and bravery and--oh Harry--be careful!"
- Hermione Granger, HP Sorcerer's Stone

"It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
- Albus Dumbledore, HP Chamber of Secrets

"Real heroes were like the characters in that man Tolkien's story, who did what they had to even if they hated it, even if it took their own lives away from them."
- Otherland Volume Three: Mountain of Black Glass

"To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived ... this is to have succeeded."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"With man gone, will there be hope for gorilla?
With gorilla gone, will there be hope for man?"
- Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

"Music is my mistress and she plays second fiddle to no one"
- Duke Ellington

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with weary feet,
Until it joins some larger way,
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.
- JRR Tolkien, "Roads Go Ever On"

"Non ministrari sed ministrare. Not to be served, but to serve."
- Wellesley motto

Current Obsessions:
- Writing long letters
- Social justice (diversity, race, gender, class, sexuality, activism, queer women of color)
- Environment (sustainability, climate change mitigation, urban agriculture)
- Wanderlust (Canada, China, Tibet, Costa Rica, India, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Netherlands)
- Places in between places (window ledges, hallways, bridges)
- Self identity (realizations, character development, overcoming internal struggles)
- Connections (friendships, networking, intimacy, heart to heart, building communities)
- Finding composition and angles (photographs)
- Jazz, indie folk, and guitar
- Telling stories

life is an awfully big adventure
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