Paid Account, Created on 28 October 2002 (#755746), Last updated on 9 December 2013 [Gift]
|Joie de Vivre|
Joie de vivre - why speak of such a thing? Because it is one of the most complete forms of humor. Because it involves a kind of love ... because we have to learn to laugh again. Because there are ideas which give us such insight that they change our lives. Because after understanding joie de vivre we will never abandon it, never go back to the way we once were. [...] What is joie de vivre? It can be joy of conversation, joy of eating, joy of anything one might do. One may speak of a joie de finesse (refinement, grace, elegance), the joy of summer, the joy of an embrace ... And joie de vivre may be seen as a joy of everything, a comprehensive joy, a philosophy of life, a Weltanschauung. (Warren Shibles)
|Who I Am|
I am: twenty-eight. I was born on my birthday and I will live until I die. My business cards say I'm a reference librarian; I'm inquisitive, odd, and many other things, some of them good. I am a Christian, a romantic, a devourer of books. My goal is to live life joyfully, love with abandon, see always the possibilities and never the problems. I fail at this often; fortunately, I am the child of a loving and forgiving Father. I believe in gracious living. My quest in life is to read every good book, and some of the bad ones. Language fascinates me. When I grow up I want to be the world's leading expert on Anglo-Saxon and have a huge home library with a library ladder, a floor-standing globe, and old leather furniture. I am a modern renaissance woman: I can make homemade ravioli or reroof a house. Champagne truffles and french press coffee rock my world.
My titles are as follows: Mari, Princess of Quite a Lot, Coordinator of All Things, Queen of Alliteration, Keeper of the Books, Practitioner of Joyful Living, Purveyor of Baked Goods, The Great Recommender, and Wielder of the Red Pen of DOOM.