I always make gifts for people for holidays, but I just made the best card ever for my partner. A Claddagh and Celtic knots in the shape of a heart pasted into the inside of a card made from scrapbooking paper, outside says “Gra anois agus go deo” and the inards have the translation “love now and forever”. Love makes me creative.
Sometimes I just can’t stop reading a book. Even when grammar and spelling are lacking, I find myself up at 3am trapped by a cliche plot… But I know why. Characters! Characters so full of depth, and so relatable, it becomes impossible to tear away from these people whom you’ve grown so close too. Every page is like watching your best friend move through a life that you suddenly have no part in. Every turn in events is agonizing as you read helplessly.
Shiver , by Maggie Streifvarer is one of those books. Mrs. S. takes her reader on a well trod trail as she introduces her main characters, Grace: the independent 17 yr old obsessed with wolves, and Sam: the wolf obsessed with Grace. As the tale unfolds so do you, at the hands of emotions seeping from individual pages. The story is deep and creative, though the plot has been well worn. This book even with its flaws is more addicting than chocolate when dieting. I definitely would recommend this book to 20yr olds and younger, but I can’t imagine anyone much older enjoying it.
Today I question sex ethics. Is marriage necessary, or can a relationship be as full of trust and stability as a marriage should? Is sex strictly for procreation or can the exchange of fluids simply be a part of the dance of energies mingling and hearts beating together with a pure love? Is saving yourself for the one perfect person worth it, or can the heart heal after loving so purely before, and still love the same for someone new? Is it worth asking these questions now?… better now than later…
“I thank god for this day, for the sun in the sky, for my mom and my dad, for my piece of apple pie. For my home on the ground. For god’s love that’s all around! That’s why I say thanks every day! Because a thankful heart is a happy heart. I’m glad for what I have, that’s an easy way to start. For the love that he shares, ‘cause he listens to my prayers. That’s why I say thanks everyday!” ~veggietales Madame blueberry
Watching the Western channel. The legendary Marshall Ben Wyatt visits the town of Marshall Dan Troup. Ben is scouting out of a window for the lives of 2 murderers, and this goes against both their morals. The episode goes on trying to mull over the ethics of shooting a man in the back, and talking back to someone whom you respect. Great moral plot.