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I am She / die bin ich



It's a lazy, drizzly afternoon, and the grey sky is heavy, hanging just above the rooftops I see from my open window. The sounds of slow raindrops dripping, chirping birds, and the unintelligible chatter of children drift into my room, where I am soaking up the last days full of nothing before classes begin.

I painted last night. Working over a page thick with acrylics, I drizzled, fingerpainted, sketched, wrote. The result reminds me of a circus, somehow, or a carnival; the colors are bright, the circles are playful and seem full of movement. The text is in German: Kunstlerin is (female) artist and die bin ich means "I am she".


Recently I have been on a journey to rediscover my passions, inspirations, and dreams. With only a little more than a year before I graduate from college, the future looms near, full of possibility and responsibility, and I need to begin choosing a path to follow. I feel that this is a time of self rediscovery, of digging deep and remembering those things I love and have always loved.

Here are a few things I know for sure: 
  • I am in love with Germany.
  • Children and animals bring me tremendous joy.
  • Issues regarding education are very close to my heart.
  • I truly need, crave, and treasure time by myself.
  • Early mornings are magical – but I rarely go to bed early enough to manage to get up to enjoy them.
  • Design, photography, families, philosophy, and creativity interest me hugely.
  • I am coming to realize that compassion in all aspects of life is something I value more than anything.
What do you know about yourself, dearest?

4 comments:

  1. You should be an art teacher when you grow up. :)

    I don't know a lot about myself, and that makes me sad.

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  2. What a divine set of pages! You're right about the circus/carnival feel to it; that's what I thought as soon as I saw it. I love it! <3

    What I know about myself: I will forever love cats and will probably end up getting more one day. I am much stronger than I give myself credit for and need to realise this more often. My heart yearns to spend every day learning new things and being creative. XOXOX

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  3. You sound a lot like me, darling, but 15 years younger...and you sound like a teacher! and a mom! which is where I am now. Best wishes to you.

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  4. Wow you paint beautifully! We share a lot of loves from the looks: I also love the early morning, animals, time alone and creativity. More than anything I love crisp autumn mornings spent writing, either at home or at my favorite cafe. I love seeing strangers smile and I love thinking about the potential of all people everywhere. I love being hopeful.

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