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.
I suppose it’s appropriate to put this in my “about” section — While not entirely fictitious, “Aj Lark” is merely a pen name. Sorry for any confusion. My name is Amber, and it’s a pleasure to make your acquaintance.
Music recommendations, whimsical banter,
and any other contributions can be directed here: