The only problem with a 3yo's philosophy is in the little thing we writers base our novels on: lying. After a show-interrupting news break about a missing mother found in Florida with a new dude, the hubs took it upon himself to conduct an experiment. For kicks. Asked her if Mommy had a coffee friend, too. Lilliana said "yes" with the kind of enthusiasm I'd have if Bert asked me to BFF him (no, not in that way). She believed it, owned it. Through a child's eyes is the way to see, the way to write. Believe what you're saying, what your characters are telling you. With the utmost passion.
Random Fact: I have a book of poetry I wrote when I was sixteen, the pages frayed and smell of cat urine. My Gram nearly died in the hospital and we were so close, I slept on the waiting room's couch with my Walkman and that notebook. I'd sit on the roof and watch the sun melt away with a pen, and subsequently, a broken heart from my first love, trading my thoughts and prayers for blind faith. Miraculously, Gram got better. Summer of 1998, I'll never forget the way the air felt against my face. The way the hospital room smelled as I watched her struggle for life.
A freakin' cat, she's got nine lives and has been on her death bed many times before and after. But that summer, was the summer I found myself.
Random Fact: I have a tattoo on my wrist bearing the words to one of my favorite songs, my wedding song, called "Beautiful." Not James Blunt. Not Christina Aguilera. They're called Northmont (used to be Auryn), and the song makes me swoon.
Can I have you
Can I be a part of you
Can I help you
Can I be all for you
So that's it. You've felt me up today (and early too!) and I quite enjoyed it. Please, please do it again next Friday. Until then, some *ahem* awards to pass along. Thanks to the lovely Tammy for making my Thursday:)
Ok kids. Going to see The Used in IL tomorrow, so Monday (wooooo!), I should have a super awesome post or...not so much. Until then, tell me, who's YOUR homeboy/girl and why?
P.S. Send me pictures for next Friday's special dedication...