Monday, March 1, 2010

nostalgia and real life

Some boys and girl build forts when they're little.
They play tag, hide and seek.
They dig up worms.
They ride bikes.
But me and Tiffany?
We imagined entire communities together with plastic, creepily smiling dolls as our characters.
Barbies brought us together.
They were the common ground we built our friendship on.
She could be tomboy with the best of 'em, but we always ended up in my bedroom with the pink RV and the living room made of socks and small boxes.
I believe somewhere in these imaginings Tiffany and I were bonded for life through the love a good story.
Maybe I sound crazy.
Do you feel like that about anything from your childhood?

I hope in your reading lives that you'll consider picking up The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
It is the first in a trilogy (the third is due out this August), and I promise you will not regret reading it.
The pacing is well done and quick--before you realize it, you've read 80 pages.
The story is dystopian, set in a futuristic world that is mostly awful and unpleasant.
However, the main character Katniss is so strong and fierce that you are compelled to keep going into this fragmented society.
Take a chance on it, and let me know how it goes. :)

I wish there was more to report on my life as of late.
Real life, it turns out, is actually quite uneventful on a daily basis when one works and doesn't have many obligations outside of that.
Perhaps my next post will be more creative.

I hope wherever you are, you enjoy your life.
I hope you are reading good stories and are in the company of great friends.

take care of you.