About Laurie

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.

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withjessI 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.

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I am inspired by these 10 things:

~ A Sand County Almanac

~ 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”

The Huntington Library, San Marino , California.

The Huntington Library, San Marino , California. This library has been my favorite room since age 14!

Thank you for visiting ~Laurie Welch

Comments or questions?
therelevantobscurity@gmail.com

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11 thoughts on “About Laurie

  1. I have been to Huntington Beach and had lunch in the restaurant at the end of the pier!
    Surf boards and shirts….cherry red booths and a juke box.
    Great atmosphere! Also enjoyed all the “surfing stars” embedded along the boulevard.

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    • Hi Jillian! No, I didn’t. I loved it, but it was taking up too much time. I am going to finish it this summer. Don’t worry I don’t blame you 🙂 but it’s not just that it is hugely looooong, but so interestingly detailed that I had to keep stopping to look something up or stop and just think about it. This is one of those books that if you haven’t read it you think you know it and that is just not true!

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