“What’s your story? It’s all in the telling. Stories are compasses and architecture; we navigate by them, we build our sanctuaries and our prisons out of them, and to be without a story is to be lost in the vastness of a world that spreads in all directions like arctic tundra or sea ice. To love someone is to put yourself in their place, we say, which is to put yourself in their story, or figure out how to tell yourself their story.”
― Rebecca Solnit, The Faraway Nearby

Featuring in my story right now is Grapefruit Olive Oil Poundcake in a cottage. Waking up before dawn and walking to work where the Magnolia and Cherry trees bloom. Kittens on the roof. Kittens in the bed. Reading as much Margaret Atwood and Rebecca Solnit as I can commandeer from the bookstore where I spend many a lunch hour. Dreams of chopping my hair, writing day in and day out, and time spent in Oamaru.

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