This site is named after a fortune cookie.
One of my constantly rotating hobbies is jewelry making. A few years ago, I did a small outdoor show in my hometown one windy, cold, rainy September day. Naturally, I didn’t do all that well. My parents took me out for Chinese after we packed everything up, and I was trying to stay positive. After all, I had made some sales and gotten some good experience with my new setup.
I’m not a believer in superstition of any kind, but when I cracked open my fortune cookie and read the message, my shoulders relaxed, I smiled for the first time in hours, and–cliche as it is–felt at peace with the world.
“We are here to create not merely survive.”
I write here to remember this truth.
I read, write, knit, crochet, sew, make jewelry, and cook. I’m a librarian, a vegan, an eco-freak, a computer geek. I walk or bike to work. I get so immersed in what I’m doing that I forget to eat.
The greatest joys in my life can be distilled to two things: learning and creating. I love learning about people, in history or the here-and-now. I love science and nature writing. I love to envision webs of connection between people, things, and thoughts. I love when my ideas pour out like a waterfall.
About Here to Create
My passions shift and change, so Here to Create is updated irregularly. I could promise consistency, but I’d be lying.
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