I like to make “I AM” lists. I am ____________ (fill in the blank). I think we tend to over-complicate things. “I am” is a way to get back to the basics. You know? It’s a way of connecting to someone who seems very different than you and it’s a way of re-connecting with oneself. This movie quote often comes to mind : “It grieves me that I must presume to dispute with you. You see – I have my fleshy envelope and you have yours.” In other words, you and I – we aren’t that different after all.
These are a few of my quintessential “I am’s”.
I am a music lover.
I am an appreciator.
I am infatuated with words.
The list is much longer, of course. But that’s a good start.
Individually these items are just threads,
but when woven together they merge seamlessly to make up the fabric that is me.
And also, because it seems appropriate to put this in my “about” section. “Aj Lark” is merely a pen name. Sorry for any confusion. My name is Amber, and it’s a pleasure to make your acquaintance.
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