I love old books and tend toward classic literature of 19th and early 20th century Britain and the US.
I am not an authority on these books, a book critic or former college English major (go Medieval history!). I am the audience, the appreciator; a former book clerk, a regular Jane who loves to read and ponder.
I read classic literature like primary source documents. I am pulled into its time and sensibility, the social and political atmosphere, its cultural context, even its gastronomic display. I have read like this since I can remember. My surroundings fade and I fall through the rabbit hole of the past.
I am not an obsessive-compulsive reader. And while I often have more than one book going at a time, I don’t hurry the process. I think about what I am reading. Books affect me and I am often in a state of that affectedness as I go through my day. I love when that happens; when a writer, living or dead, has caused me to pause, to feel, to learn. I am grateful to have been so changed.
I live in Huntington Beach, California with my trusty canine companion, Jess. I love to ride along the Santa Ana River snapping photos of the waterbirds along the way and trail walk in the nearby mountains. I am a Sunday drive enthusiast, an old movies maven and a vegetarian gastronome reveling in the diverse cuisines of Southern California.
I am inspired by these 10 things:
~ Beshalach, Ex. 13:22
~ Snæfellsnes, Iceland
~ crows and turkey vultures
~ the crescent moon hanging low in the early night sky
~ Anza Borrego
~ the equinoxes and solstices
~ Mom’s home cookin’!
~ South Fortuna, Mission Trails Regional Park, San Diego, CA
~ and “The Lark Ascending”
Thank you for visiting ~Laurie Welch
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