I love me a good quote. I have several that have special significance for me. One, a stunner from Friedrich Nietzsche, follows me wherever I go… literally, and has an Irish accent.
While I identify with being a Christian, I would more accurately say it’s with ambivalent reluctance. This Gandhi quote says it better than I can:
“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”
These speak to my philosophy of life, but don’t describe who I am, what I do.
I’m both a mom and a blogger, but don’t call me a “Mommy Blogger.” My children inspire me, but I don’t poach their lives for my content. I ask permission if I ever tell any part of their story… which usually involves unabashed bragging on my part.
Today, writing and photography fill my life. Here in my Thin spiral notebook is where I show off my Inklings. My tagline, my site slogan, up there under the title, describes this place, but again, not entirely me.
What would a tagline about me need to say? What would it say about when I’m lost in my make-believe world of pen and paper, keyboards and computer monitors. When I’m traipsing through the woods or sifting through sugar-fine sand looking at the world through my camera lens? What would it say about how I approach my writing, and how also apply those attributes to my photography?
I found my muse in a take-out sack of General Tso’s Chicken, in a fortune cookie specifically. In keeping with the literary, arty vibe here, I wrote my personal tagline in haiku form:
Crucial writing skills
Learnt reading fortune cookie
Adages… in bed