Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Things, Theories & Themes

Brought to you by the Letter: R

[reed] –verb (used with object) 1.to look at carefully so as to understand the meaning of (something written, printed, etc.): to read a book; to read music.

Since the earliest age I could be found with a book in hand. I was given the gift of being read to as an infant. Over the course of my childhood I learned the power of the written word to lift you out of your life, to show you what is possible, to teach you to dream and to share your dreams with others.

I work with children and I try to instill in them a love for books, for writing and reading. We read together and often and our classroom is filled with books of all kinds.

Some of my fondest memories include the presence of a book.

[rek-erd] –verb (used with object) 1.to set down in writing or the like

Akin to reading, I have experienced great joy in writing. I have kept a journal - online and on paper - for many years. Some of the funniest to re-read are from Elementary school!

There is something so freeing in pouring words onto paper.

Drawing, sketching, painting and photography are the same for me. Any tangible, physical expression of an event or emotion captured for posterity.

(rěl'ə-tĭv) adj. 1. connected or related

My family is a huge part of my life. We are close - sometimes suffocatingly - we enjoy many of the same things. We love, we laugh, we cry and we grow together.

Included in my family are many dear, longtime friends - family means so much more to me than mere blood relations.

[ri-lij-uhn] noun 1.a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, esp. when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.

Like books, religion has always been a part of my life: my spiritual heritage. My beliefs are the hub of the wheel; they keep me moving when my inclination is to stop.

[ri-moov] –noun 14.a mental distance from the reality of something as a result of psychological detachment

I often find myself experiencing life as a spectator. A coping mechanism leftover from childhood that sometimes gets in the way. However, the capacity to remove myself also allows me to do my job and to provide for children in want without subjecting them to my emotional reaction to their need.

[ri-pohz] –noun 2.peace; tranquillity; calm.

I tend to require a lot of quiet time. Time spent reading, knitting, gardening, outdoors or with Kira provides me much needed rest and rejuvenation. Rescue
[res-kyoo] –verb (used with object) 1.to free or deliver

Over the years many of our best loved pets have come to us by being rescued. I am a little notorious for taking in strays of all kinds - from gerbils to cats and everything in between.
[rahym] –noun 4.a poem or piece of verse

Poetry moves me - whether I am writing or reading it, I find poetry to be an exhilarating experience.

[ri-dik-yuh-luhs] –adjective Origin: 1540–50; LL rīdiculōsus: laughable, droll

I have a loud, unique laugh and it is heard frequently.
[rith-uhm] –noun 2.Music. a)the pattern of regular or irregular pulses caused in music by the occurrence of strong and weak melodic and harmonic beats.
3.measured movement, as in dancing.

Nothing delights me more than to dance. I could "dance and dance to my heart's intent" and still want to dance some more. I spend hours listening to music, from Mozart to NIN's. I also like to play music and wish I had time to study it more.
Thank you Dipsy Doodle for this Alphabet meme.

If you would like to play, leave a comment requesting a letter and I will send you one.

Posted by Miss Scarlett @ 9:53 PM

Read or Post a Comment

Thank you so much for playing along - I *so* enjoyed reading through your 10 things, what an amazing and thought-provoking entry this is! Yes, you got me thinking and pondering big time with a lot that you wrote, and I also feel like I know you a bit better now which is absolutely fantastic! And, you know - somehow I think of you as my long lost sister!

Posted by Anonymous Dipsy @ 1:20 AM #

How fun! You did a great job with this meme.

Can I have a letter?

Posted by Blogger Siercia @ 7:43 AM #

Well done!

I especially enjoy the picture of the dog in the wedding dress.


Posted by Blogger yarnmaniac @ 11:25 AM #

My family is fractured and not very close, but other than that, we are eerily similar.

Posted by Anonymous Dorothy @ 2:01 PM #

Wow! Fun meme! Memes are such a great way to get to know more about a person. I guess that's the idea, huh? heh :)

Posted by Blogger Laura @ 10:48 AM #
<< Home


Grey's Anatomy

(I know, I know tasteless)


The Memory Keeper's Daughter
HP and the Philosopher's Stone


Sopranos - Season 3

Rome Season 2

Stashalong Goals Met

1. Sizzle
4. Darling
7. Mary Janes
8. Absorba
9. Felted Oregon Tote
12. Purple Roving Scarf
13. Le Slouch
14. Uniscarfity

On My Needles

Anemoi Mittens

Baby Blankie

Blanket of Many Colours

Cotillion Socks

Laura Tee

Ravenclaw House Scarf

Severus Snape Gentleman's Fancy Socks

Surprise Baby Gift

Up Next

Bathrobes x1: Seth
Seed Stitch Noro Hat: Me
Kidlet Socks: SP9

Patterns & Shops

  • Alchemic Dragon
  • Dishcloth Boutique
  • Kitty Pi
  • kpixie
  • KnitPicks
  • Knitty
  • Perchance To Knit
  • Shelby's Designs
  • Spunky Eclectic
  • stopsandstarts
  • Toe-up Jaywalkers
  • Hints & Help

  • Socks 101
  • Archives

    KnittnFool: Things, Theories & Themes