I enjoy many things: collecting old coins, Earl Grey, dresses, wine, Latin, and French!—but what really excites me is the art of mythopoeia and religion. I’m an Inkling, of sorts. An Inkling, as described by J.R.R. Tolkien, is “someone with vague or half-formed intimations and ideas” and “those who dabble in ink“—that’s basically me in a nutshell. I dabble in ink, either publishing under a nom de plume or not at all. This is my space to untie the knots of my intrinsic demureness while savoring life in the moment and retrospectively.
→ Useless information:
· I take great pride in the fact that I can move my ears.
· My favorite Greek god is Hades.
· I am a Hobbit at heart; I like plain food and love to be home. However, adventure has snuck up on me before and I’ve suddenly found myself in Spain or China—not really knowing how I got there, perhaps through a færie line? (If you get that 100 points will go to Gryffindor)
· My Myers-Briggs personality type is INTJ
· Frédéric Chopin and Gregory Alan Isakov are my musical heroes.
· This may surprise you, but I’ve only read the Magicians Nephew and not the entire Chronicles of Narnia. *gasp*
· I enjoy making Cinemagraphs!
· I’m a Catholic convert! If you’re curious as to why you can read my conversion story here.
· The classical name for ambǝr, Latin electrum and Ancient Greek ἤλεκτρον (ēlektron), are connected to a term ἠλέκτωρ (ēlektōr) meaning “Beaming Sun” According to myth, after Phaëton son of Helios was killed, his sisters became poplar trees while mourning, and their tears became elektron, ambǝr.