Posts Tagged "introvert"

vuong teaches the beauty in tearing down “the great wall”

Posted on Monday, November 26, 2012

vuong teaches the beauty in tearing down “the great wall”

When I was a little girl, I loved to make forts.  Forts in my bedroom, forts in the living room, forts in the back yard – no matter where there was a little block of space, I’d find a spot for a fort.  I loved the solitude, secrecy and serenity nestling below a stuffy blanket and stacked pillows.  As a grown woman, I find I’ve still constructed my share of “forts.”  Over the years, I’ve replaced piles of pillows with unanswered emails, my husband has become my security blanket, and now I can lock people out of my house, not just my room.  But, even in my hermit-like happiness, I’ve learned that building forts can be a bit lonely at times.  As an introvert, I’m constantly learning the balance of fort building and fort breaking.

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this wild love of letters

Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2012

this wild love of letters

I recently decided to take a break from the ever-growing stack of poetry, fiction, psychology and spiritual books I’ve been reading to start a new book – a book about reading books, Anne Fadiman’s Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader.  Knowing I did not necessarily ‘need’ this book (my book collection is already a bit unmanageable), I tried my best not to give in when I first saw it flirt with me last week at the local used paperback store.

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