Welcome to my party. I have brought some photos together. They aren't necessarily in any order.
This is me, at 19, riding a bike. I taught myself (again) how to ride in a nearby parking lot. This is on a field trip outside Vienna, Austria. This is one of my favorite pictures because it is me triumphing over something that dogged me for some time. I'm riding a bike!!
These are the fountains outside the Cheesecake Factory at the Southside Works, a shopping area that used to be a steel works. These two pictures are from May of 2006. For a while, I had a standing date: church, in the morning, then lunch at Cheesecake Factory, then a movie and a walk around.
This sign was speaking my language.
This rock was outside a store in Ft. Ligonier, one of my favorite small shopping towns.
This rose was on the table at what I thought was my sister's graduation party. Turned out, it was a graduation party for all three of us, my brother who had graduated in December, my graduation from Library School the previous year. (I don't have the years straight, for when my brother graduated.) I got $50 from the neighbors! It was a very fun party, with all my parent's friends who are by default mine.
My good friend Babelbabe took this picture. I no longer own the skirt or the shirt, but the attitude, the purse, they are still mine. I love this picture. It's from June of 2006.
This is also from 2006. Apparently it was a banner year. This picture was my Facebook profile for a long time. This was a day when I helped out at the Union Project and got a tulip painted on my face. Red tulips are my favorite.
These shoes are from this August, that is 2008. And that's a good place to end. Thanks for sharing these moments in time with me.
I can't wait to see what poems or quotes or book recommendations you have for me.
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