I’m 19, a published writer, classics student, aspiring polyglot, and utterly, completely, hopelessly lost romantic. I spend most of my time in libraries or bookstores, hunting for musty tomes to paw through, or, if I’m feeling particularly adventurous, losing myself in the night sky or in the solitude of nature. I love good books (especially fantasy ones), hot tea, quiet walks in the snow, and long, intimate, intelligent conversations in tiny cafes. I love romance and cute lacy things. I love cats. And baroque music. And dancing to baroque music. And dancing in general, especially under the stars. I also love dark nights and mysteries. I love the terrors that hide in the darkness and in your dreams. I love leather and metal. I love eccentricity. Anything macabre, ethereal, beautiful, questionable. Just recently, I began using photography and this blog to explore these interests. I love finding and preserving little but precious moments from everyday life. Most often I post images of nature, animals, and books. Occasionally I’ll post pictures of clothes and outfits and, yes, I’ll also post some selfies. (Groan! They’re always classy, I promise.) I am not a professional photographer by any means, but I certainly hope that the images on here are pleasing to the eye and the soul. Some styles of photography that inspire me include grunge, black and white, and vintage photography.

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  1. Oh WOW, you’re only 19 and you’re a published writer?! I better hurry up and start planning a book now 🙂 That’s just amazing. And I was also impressed by the “multilingual” bit in your “About.” I really really want to get good at languages too – definitely one of my to-dos! I’m learning Spanish and French now and I just started learning Polish because I’m going to Poland soon. Basically I want to be fluent in as many languages as possible. I LOVE your “About.” You sound cool and interesting. It’s like you’ve done everything already and you’re 19 🙂 And you’re interested in the world and that’s one of the best qualities a person can have.
    Looking forward to reading your blog,


    • Thank you so much for the lovely comment 🙂 Honestly I feel like I’ve only done a fraction of the things I’d like to do, but I guess that’s why we have an entire lifetime to do things in. You’re learning Polish? That’s so cool. Is it difficult? I’ve never met anyone learning Polish before! Becoming fluent in as many languages as possible would be so unbelievably cool. I would love to be a polyglot someday myself. 🙂 Best of luck with your writing and language studies. If you’d ever like to chat about this sort of thing, I’m always up for it! Writing and languages are my two most favorite things in the world. I hope you enjoy this blog. 🙂 Looking forward to reading yours also!

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      • Certainly!! Well, I’m finding Polish quite difficult because I’ve never tried to learn a language like it. I’m trying to use Earworms – have you used that learning method? It’s really quite annoying because it’s on the ipad and the ipad turns off every few minutes if I don’t tap the screen! So then I have to re-type the password 😦 Thank you very much, I definitely will chat with you about languages and writing!! By the way, your photos are really good. And of course I like the kitty ones the most XD


      • I’ve never used Earworms before — first time I’ve heard of it actually. I usually use books and youtube for language learning resources. (Of course the best is trying out the language in person!) I would imagine Polish grammar is very different from what we’re used to! Is Polish difficult to pronounce as well? I’m glad you like the kitty pictures!! I have a lot of them, but I wasn’t sure if I should post too many in case it got boring. 🙂 Do you have pets?

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      • Cool – I find it so hard studying from Youtube 😦 Especially guitar tutorials, I just can’t follow them!? I think the hardest thing about Polish is the spelling; it totally doesn’t sound how it looks. There are all sorts of weird combinations like sz and cz and czs – they are all so hard to pronounce! I have two cats (strictly speaking, one since the other belongs to my sister) – Midnight and Morgan/Morgen. Actually I should post some pictures of them on my blog >.<


      • Oh dear, that sounds confusing! Reminds me of when I tried to learn Russian once — couldn’t pronounce anything at all. The sounds were all very hard to differentiate.

        I’d love to see your kitties! Cats are adorable! 🙂

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      • LOL – I feel you, man 🙂
        They are indeed. I’ll definitely try to add in some kitty pictures like you did. If I forget to include my cats in the next few posts I write, remind me, okay?
        Jamila x

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  2. I am so happy you stopped by my site, otherwise I might never have found your blog. You seem to be such an interesting person. Multilingual and a writer! Really fascinating and impressive!
    And your fotos looks lovely too! You are very talented…keep up your wonderful work! 🙂

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  3. I am 60, and your introduction touched me. I am also a published writer, I have a Ph.D in Linguistics, my dissertation was a grammar of the Sherpa language. I’ve read much of the Greek and Roman classics mostly when I was younger, I am also a “one-many” polyglot (https://languagetaskwazen.wordpress.com/2015/02/28/monolingual-versus-polylingual/), and, because of my experiences, a well-controlled romantic. I spend most of my time reading, and have a personal library of over 1,000 books. I love taking walk, writing poetry, and spending time in nature. So I encourage you to pursue your dreams!

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    • Oh, thanks for letting me know — does the color of the text also contribute to the difficulty? My blog is primarily one for photos, hence why I never paid much attention to how the text interacts with the background. But it is something to consider changing if it really makes the blog hard to navigate. 🙂


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