n: pl; Little morsels of Victoria

Here are the things that have made me who I am. Whether by influencing my creativity, my thoughts, or my way of life. For to really understand anyone, one must know the things that affect them the most...

One of my first loves was books. The written word is so powerful and able to change the way a person sees the world. Here are some of my favorite books:
As a Child:                                            As an Adult:
The First Two Lives of Lukas-Kasha      Jack of the Kinrowan, Dreams Underfoot
   By Lloyd Alexander                               By Charles de Lint
The Taran Series - also by L. Alexander   Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austin
The Narnia Chronicles - C.S. Lewis         Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Hans Christian Andersen                       The poetry of William Blake
Asterix Comics                                      Emily Dickenson
The Girl With the Silver Eyes                  Alfred Lord Tenneyson
Half-Magic Series                                  Changeover, Memory, Catalouge of the
The Velveteen Rabbit                                   Universe  -  Margaret Mahy

If eyes are the window to the soul, then what one chooses to view with them must affect their heart. These movies, though not all life-changing, are some of my favorites:

Oh, My Goddess Series              The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Labrynith                                 The Crow
Fried Green Tomatoes                Dangerous Liasons
Forrest Gump                            A Little Princess
Dead Poet's Society                   Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Neverending Story                     Stargate
Say Anything...                         Star Trek - First Contact
The Boy Who Could Fly

Music is the passion of life. It tames the savage beast and uplifts the spirit to the heavens. Here is a small sampling of the music I look to for inspiration:

Enya                                                      Sarah McLachlan
Loreena McKennet                                    Peter Gabriel
Mannheim Steamroller Fresh Air 1-5           Bach
Jay Scott Berry                                         Handel
Jean Michel Jarre - Revolutions                  Grieg
Celtic Odyssey - By Narada                       Vivaldi
Tori Amos                                               Simon and Garfunkle
Jethro Tull - Heavy Horses and Songs From the Woods

My relgious beliefs have also greatly affected my life. Having been a Christian for the better half of my life, it was with great relief that I found my true calling "home" in paganism. There I find wonder and magic in the natural world around me, while still being able to fully appreciate my beliefs in karma and reincarnation. I also enjoy the traditional "Old Ways" but do not practice magic, as I believe the emotions of the heart are more magical than any spell I could cast.
My Spiritual Totems are:
The Stag - for inner wisdom and pride.
The Tiger - for inner strength and patience, not to mention playfulness...


My other methods of idle entertainment include:
RPG's that I play: Champions and a world I created called CyberNarn that also uses this    game's rules; White Wolf's Changeling; Earthdawn by FASA; G.U.R.P.S. by Steve Jackson.
One of the things that I have done since I was about 8 yrs. old is write. From the moment I learned how to tell stories, I have written them down. I love the freedom of being able to create my own worlds, people and images and put them down for others to see.
Idle hands I certainly do not have. Between crocheting, sewing costumes, quilting and making gnomes and jesters to sell at craft fairs, I also enjoy cooking and baking.
I have always enjoyed the visual arts and have been blessed with the talent for drawing. Though I don't always have the time or inspiration, I have always enjoyed what I produce.

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