28 November, 2010

7 Months : I have

I have fallen in love with a man. I know, such a silly thing to do. I could not help the force which pulled me. He makes my heart flutter and my stomach rise and, sometimes, my words stutter. I cannot name a reason I love him. Perhaps it is the way he understands me. Perhaps it's how his hand laces with mine. Or how he accepts my silly moods along with my melancholy side. Or that he loves my definitely not mainstream yet not quite Lolita style. It's how we can sit, he playing his video game and me lost in my book, never saying a word to each other and yet we are happier than to do either alone. It's how the silence does not need to be filled. It's how he seems to enjoy my lunches, though I often hate them myself. It's how he invites my friends to his events so I can be more comfortable. It's how he is everything a best friend should be. It's how his lips brush mine in that moment when his eyes gaze into mine. It's how he changed the music on his i-pod to include my genres as well. It's how he checks my blog. It's how he can look at my smiling face and ask what's wrong. It's how he understands my delicate balance of feminism and domesticity. It's none of this, yet all of this. These are the things he does because he loves me, and thing I notice because I love him, but these are not the reason I love him. Or perhaps they are. Perhaps it is just a pulling of two hearts together. Or, most likely, there may be no reason at all. Perhaps I just love him, and that is the end of the story. Suppose I've never truly know or be able to express just why, but I will never be able to deny that I do, love him wholly.
Princess Raelynn

10 November, 2010

Oh Robin! Again you've left me near in tears!

I just finished reading a most wonderful novel called Spindle's End by the magnificent Robin McKinley! It was so absolutely lovely. It's a re-writing of the "Sleeping Beauty" story. Robin puts a new twist on the tale and brings a near new story out of the mix. I highly suggest this book to any Sleeping Beauty/Briar Rose/Aurora enthusist (as I am), princess enthusist, or anyone who enjoys a good novel. Robin's writing style is absolutely supurb, as always. Just be sure not to go in, as I did, thinking that you know the tale because you've read the original or seen the disney movie, you do not. Robin has made this her own, and I love her all the more for it!

As is a kind of... tradition with me, I've chosen quotes I liked a lot as I read it, so here they are. Possible spoilers, but I try not to give much away.
  • The merrel also knew its wing had not healed. But I could reach a great hight once more before it failed me... And from there I would fold my wings and plummet to the earth as if a hare or a fawn had caught my eye; but it would be myself I stooped toward. It would be a good flight and a good death. And so I eat their dead things cut up on a pole, dreaming of my last flight.

  • This was unexpected she almost put her hand on his arm, almost said to him, What it it? Can I help? I would do anything for you -- when she realised, first, the he would not want her to have seen what she had seen, and second, that what she had barely stopped herself from saying was the truth.

  • I do not know. Humans talk. It is the way humans are. Perhaps the talking fills the years; perhaps the years stretch to hold the talking.

  • You humans live too long; that's your problem.

  • "Those are fairy tales... I am real."
    "Just like me... I'm real, too. I just don't know, real what."

  • Who knows what teh rules are in a fairy tale?

  • What she was was angry.

  • She thought she had made more of an effort climbing window frames than she had realised, and then she thought she must be fighting off some lingering odour of...sleep, and then she thought she was probably frightened...what she was was angry.
  • Did you ever know two humans so thick?

03 November, 2010


I would love to say that I've been missing because I've poored all my time into school, but I can't. I haven't posted, in what seems like forever, simply because I've had nothing to say and I've been preoccupied.
I do have several ideas for posts and for Lessons in Life, but I can't seem to concentrate enough to sit down and write them. The lessons I haven't tried for myself, so I can't say that you should when I haven't, so those are definately on hold.
What have I been doing if not school? Well, I've been lost in the Gig in Robin McKinley's retelling of Sleeping Beauty (At Spindle's End). I've been battling evil in the world of Kingdom Hearts (on my DS of course!) I've been watching mindless shows, or at least looking at them, as I can scarcely even tell you what i've watched. I have often been finding myself staring at the ceiling contemplating new ideas for patterns of dresses or skirts to attempt. Sometimes I ponder on life or love or why their are foam dots on my ceiling. Perhaps the only productive things I've done have been spending time with my well deserving friends I'd been neglecting. I also collected pictures for some future jewelry line or perhaps simply to sit on my computer until a rainy day. I do actually intend to upload some pictures and do a complete update/catch-up life post soon.
I can't really promise that anything will follow this tomorrow, or next week, or when anything will be posted. I can't post when I don't feel it, lest my blogging becomes a chore, so please hold tight with me as I wonder through life for a bit longer.
With much love,
Princess Raelynn

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