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    Eden Anderson
    @eden-anderson

    @wisdomofprose

    Aw, thanks! 😄

    "But how could you live and have no story to tell?" - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    #81921
    Libby
    @libby

    @wisdomofprose Yes!  I love Hugo so much!!!  It’s one of our family’s favorite movies.  What are some of your other favorite movies? (if you can choose :))


    @eden-anderson
    The Book Thief is such a good book – yes, I would highly encourage you to read it, although there is a bit of problem with language.
    I’m going to check those books out at the library.  They sound really neat 🙂

    "Young people, you must pray, for your passions are strong and your wisdom is little."C.H.Spurgeon

    #89851
    WisdomOfProse
    @wisdomofprose

      @libby

      Dear Emily, please forgive me for not answering! February, March, and April have been crazy months for us!

      Gee, hard question! I think I would say these are probably my very favorites: The Book Theif, Hugo, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Life is Beautiful, The Case for Christ, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Hallmark), Wonder, Anne of Green Gables Miniseries, Little House on the Prairie series. How about you? By the way, what projects are you working on besides your poetry? (by the way, I absolutely loved “Edmund’s Sunset”!!!)

      Yours truly,

      Anne or Cordelia Shirley

      https://delightfullyimagin.wixsite.com/shirarodriguez

      #101788
      Libby
      @libby

      @wisdomofprose

      Dear Anne,

      I am so incredibly sorry for not responding sooner.  Life has been busy, but I’ve neglected you shamefully, and for that I apologize!
      I love  Hugo, The Book Thief, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,  and  Anne of Green Gables, though I haven’t watched any of the others 🙂 They’re on my watch list now, though!  But man, it’s definitely a tough question xD I think some of my favorite movies would include  The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, The Lord of the Rings series,  North and South, Pride and Prejudice, Tintin, Up, Woodlawn, all the ToyStories,  Beauty and the Beast, Rogue One, The Insanity of God… Okay, I need to stop!  There are too many 😉 Add to that all the ones you mentioned earlier that I watched 😀
      Some projects I’m working on would be  Elpízoume…  and I’m just trying to stay afloat with writing poetry a lot more consistently than I have been doing the last few months.  I have so many things I’d love to be working on, but I figured I’d focus on just one story for now and spend my energy on that right now 😉
      Wow, thank you so, so much, Anne <3 Edmund’s Sunset was one of my favorite pieces to write xD
      Alright, so I have some questions for you, if you don’t mind.  What projects are you working on right now?  How have you been doing recently?  I know you mentioned that you’ve been pretty busy!  What have your highlights and lowlights been of the last summer and fall seasons?
      Dear Anne, I love you and have missed you so much!

      With warmest regards,

      Emily Byrd Starr

      "Young people, you must pray, for your passions are strong and your wisdom is little."C.H.Spurgeon

      #109056
      WisdomOfProse
      @wisdomofprose

        My Dearest Emily,

        I am so sorry, and please forgive me! I’m afraid I’ve done the same! 🙁 So please don’t worry, because I completely understand, dear! I wanted to write you a nice, long reply “Montegomery style”…but unfortunately idealists don’t always get things done. LOL (Please don’t think I find you obnoxious in the least! I love you very, very dearly too! I wish we could meet up for tea at some vintagey cafe and curl near a cushioned window-seat overlooking some snow-cloaked evergreens and let the warm, smoky fragrance emanating from a fire crackling in the grate thaw the pink tips of our noses! All while our fingertips brush across the pages of our favorite books we’ve brought. That would be delightful, wouldn’t it?)

        I’ve watched a few of those on your list, (my sister and I watched Lord of the Rings this year and we ABSOLUTELY fell in love with it! It is such a wonderful mini-series!) and the others are definitely on my list!

        Well, just now I’m brainstorming a sci-fi-fantasy story, which I am very excited about. (I know it sounds strange to go from historical fiction to sci-fi, 😀 LOL but it’s set in the future, so you could think of it as taking all that’s been foreshadowed in history – the backstory, let’s say – and create a story of the future. Weave together the last fragments of the tapestry so you can see the beauty of the whole. In addition, I wanted to try creating science-fiction that, like C. S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy, explores rather than dissipates the spiritual world. I’m sure you know what I mean. If the heavens proclaim the glory of God, why can’t science fiction?) I’m going to start with a short story, but hopefully I’ll be able to turn it into a novella trilogy!

        Also, I really want to start writing a contemporary short story collection (maybe I’ll add a poem or two –  I would so love that!) about kids with disabilities or disadvantages doing surprising/incredible things despite or through their disabilities, which I’m very eager to write as well! I love the theme of God using the “weak and worthless of this world” to accomplish His purposes. I would love it if you could help me brainstorm for either of these ideas, if you’d like to!

        Lastly, I’m also working on a newsletter and blog, which has taken quite a bit of my time. Other than that, we had a lovely family reunion for Christmas with family hadn’t been together for over 20 years because they live in different countries, so that was beautiful. And of course, there’s school, which always keeps one industrious! XD LOL

        How about you? What projects are you working on just now? Are there any books in particular that have “caught your fancy”? How is your area doing with the Corona Virus? By the way, please don’t feel obligated to reply to this with an equally long epistle! I love short and sweet replies too! 😉

        I’ve missed you so, Emily-of-New-Moon!

        Yours very truly,

        Anne or Cordelia Shirley

        https://delightfullyimagin.wixsite.com/shirarodriguez

        #109057
        WisdomOfProse
        @wisdomofprose

          @libby

          My Dearest Emily,

          I am so sorry, and please forgive me! I’m afraid I’ve done the same! 🙁 So please don’t worry, because I completely understand, dear! I wanted to write you a nice, long reply “Montegomery style”…but unfortunately idealists don’t always get things done. LOL (Please don’t think I find you obnoxious in the least! I love you very, very dearly too! I wish we could meet up for tea at some vintagey cafe and curl near a cushioned window-seat overlooking some snow-cloaked evergreens and let the warm, smoky fragrance emanating from a fire crackling in the grate thaw the pink tips of our noses! All while our fingertips brush across the pages of our favorite books we’ve brought. That would be delightful, wouldn’t it?)

          I’ve watched a few of those on your list, (my sister and I watched Lord of the Rings this year and we ABSOLUTELY fell in love with it! It is such a wonderful mini-series!) and the others are definitely on my list!

          Well, just now I’m brainstorming a sci-fi-fantasy story, which I am very excited about. (I know it sounds strange to go from historical fiction to sci-fi, 😀 LOL but it’s set in the future, so you could think of it as taking all that’s been foreshadowed in history – the backstory, let’s say – and create a story of the future. Weave together the last fragments of the tapestry so you can see the beauty of the whole. In addition, I wanted to try creating science-fiction that, like C. S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy, explores rather than dissipates the spiritual world. I’m sure you know what I mean. If the heavens proclaim the glory of God, why can’t science fiction?) I’m going to start with a short story, but hopefully I’ll be able to turn it into a novella trilogy!

          Also, I really want to start writing a contemporary short story collection (maybe I’ll add a poem or two –  I would so love that!) about kids with disabilities or disadvantages doing surprising/incredible things despite or through their disabilities, which I’m very eager to write as well! I love the theme of God using the “weak and worthless of this world” to accomplish His purposes. I would love it if you could help me brainstorm for either of these ideas, if you’d like to!

          Lastly, I’m also working on a newsletter and blog, which has taken quite a bit of my time. Other than that, we had a lovely family reunion for Christmas with family hadn’t been together for over 20 years because they live in different countries, so that was beautiful. And of course, there’s school, which always keeps one industrious! XD LOL

          How about you? What projects are you working on just now? Are there any books in particular that have “caught your fancy”? How is your area doing with the Corona Virus? By the way, please don’t feel obligated to reply to this with an equally long epistle! I love short and sweet replies too! 😉

          I’ve missed you so, Emily-of-New-Moon!

          Yours very truly,

          Anne or Cordelia Shirley

          https://delightfullyimagin.wixsite.com/shirarodriguez

          #117091
          WisdomOfProse
          @wisdomofprose

            @libby
            My dear Emily-of-New-Moon,

            How are you? I’ve missed you so! I hope you’re doing well!

            By the way, your profile pic is beautiful!!!

            Yours very truly,

            Anne or Cordelia Shirley

             

            https://delightfullyimagin.wixsite.com/shirarodriguez

            #117910
            Libby
            @libby

            @wisdomofprose

            Dear Anne,

            I’m so terrible at responding and I really am so sorry that I’ve neglected you like this!  The message you just sent was so sweet and so kind – thank you, it made my day <3 I’m doing all right.  Life has been so packed full that I don’t know half of what’s happened between now and when we last talked.  A lot of things have changed, and I wish time didn’t pass so quickly.  But God has been so faithful and merciful to me in so many different ways.  How have you been, my dear friend?  Are there any ways I can be praying for you?

            I’m going to try and respond to the last post that I’ve missed.

            Yes, that would be so delightful.  Oh my goodness, though, I wish it could happen.  I would love to get the chance to meet you in person.  I’ve loved receiving the newsletters/emails you’ve sent out : )

            Wow, that’s so cool, Shira – what neat and creative ideas for your story.  I would love to see what you do with them.  Your passion is infectious ; ) And I admire that you are thinking on creating a collection of short stories/poetry with those themes.  I don’t know if you’re still working with that, or if you’ve finished by this time, but I’m still up for brainstorming if you still want me ; )

            Unfortunately, I’ve not had much time (or much motivation recently) to work on any stories or projects.  I’ve had dreams for a few years now of novels or collections of poetry, but have only scratched the surface of where I’d like to be :'( But I’m starting to get back into writing again, though I feel rusty and worse than ever, which is discouraging.  Actually, have you heard of Radiate Literary?  I’m afraid I can’t explain them adequately, but they’re a website by young writers for young writers… you know, I’ll just put the link here and if you’re interested you can read their “about” page xD But I just starting working with them and it’s been motivating and really neat to see all that’s going on.  They’re still pretty small at this point, which I really like.  Anyways, that’s my writing life right now… we’ll see what comes of it : )

            Any books in particular that have caught my fancy… over the last year, I have to say that I’ve come to love Stepping Heavenward, by Elizabeth Prentiss.  Every time I read that book, I am struck again with how much beauty and wisdom is shared by the main character’s walk with God.  The book follows her story from 16 all the way through married life and beyond, in the format of her journal.  It was a very encouraging read for me.  I also just read Christy, by Catherine Marshall for the first time, and also fell in love with that story, too.  It’s so raw and such a beautiful and heartwarming (and inspiring) book : ) What new books have you discovered recently, Shira?

            Our area was rough at first (our family lives in the greater Seattle area, WA) but I’m grateful that our family has not been affected too badly so far, other than being inconvenienced.  More of what’s been bothering this area recently are the riots in downtown.  It’s just a reminder to me of how broken our world is… I cannot wait for the day when Christ will return and take care of all of this.  How have you all been doing?  Are you still restricted?

            Thank you so much for keeping contact with me, Shira – that really means a lot to me <3 Would you be willing to keep contact with me through email?  If so, my email is: libby.powell@frontier.com
            If not, that’s okay : ) I am really trying to do better with responding more promptly – please forgive me for this delayed reply!

            I just realized that for the most part I’ve referred to you as Shira throughout this entire longggggg message.  Well!  I’ve missed you my dear Anne <3 <3 Praying that you have a restful night tonight!

            Love,

            Emily Byrd Starr (or Libby)

            "Young people, you must pray, for your passions are strong and your wisdom is little."C.H.Spurgeon

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