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Kindred Spirits, Leave a Trail

Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.-Anne Shirley

Anne Shirley has always been a character near and dear to my heart. Within her quirky ways, overzealous passion, and appetite for knowledge was a reflection of my own awkward self. Growing up, having a character like Anne was monumental. When I read the Green Gables series, I realized I wasn’t alone. I was the only kid I knew who loved books as much as I did, who overused big words the other kids didn’t even understand, who liked to experiment with creating things and treating nature as friends… Anne did all these things and more, and I loved her for it. Without Anne, my life may well have turned out very differently. She is my main muse, and presides over most of my  fantasy writings.


Another favorite quote comes from Ralph Waldo Emerson, to whom I may or may not be distantly related!

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.-Ralph Waldo Emerson

This quote is apt for me and my writing. Whether or not they turn out well, I love to try new things and think outside the box, especially in terms of presentation. I love narrative poetry, and have recently begun experimenting with other forms of storytelling akin to Hemmingway’s 6-word story, “For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.” 


I could list endless quotes to motivate and inspire, but these have long been my favorites. Thanks to Fandango for the prompt! I’m glad to share these quotes with you all.


Written for Fandango’s Dog Days of August #26 – ‘Your Favorite Quote

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