From Diane Setterfield's The Thirteenth Tale

People disappear when they die. Their voices, their laughter, the warmth of their breath. Their flesh. Eventually their bones. All living mempry of them ceases. This is both dreadful and natural. Yet for some there is an exception to this annihilation. For in the books they write they continut to exist. We can rediscover them. Their humour, their tone of voice, their moods. Through the written word they can anger you or make you happy. They can comfort you. They can perplex you. They can alter you. All this, even though they are dead. Like flies in amber, like corpses frozen in ice, that which according to the laws of nature should pass away is, by the miracle of ink on paper, preserved. It is a kind of magic.

--Diane Setterfield

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


we got A Charlie Brown Christmas
a good way to showcase beautiful tattoos without using my body
I'm done with Christmas... kinda. I still have to send presents, but all the decorations are up and presents are under the tree. I'm thinking I might not do Christmas next year. It's WAY too stressful. I like Easter. We'll celebrate Easter instead. The have a Charlie Brown Easter too... so we're set.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

As sent in a letter to family abroad.

I have not written in FOREVER! sorry to keep you hanging like that. I know my life story, as told in these e-mails, is a riveting drama that you just have to read.
So, um what was happening last? Oh, that takes way too much time to remember.
I got my birthday present from Miles, Thanks!! I wear it everyday. Except yesterday. I felt like something was missing all day.
I did lose my keys sometime over the weekend. I think they got left at the Stake Center during Stake Conference.
We had a great Stake Conference, our Stk Presidency got changed and the presiding Seventy were awesome. One had good strong messages and I could feel his spirit and love, the other (Elder Costa)was from Brazil and had a strong accent, he was hilarious. His message was good but the presentation was amazing, uplifting and memorable and funny. My favorite quote from him was from his talk during the Saturday conference address. He was talking to and about the single members of the stake. He said "the single members of the church are great because they are 1. Marriageable 2. Nephi when he said what he said (Nephi 3:7) he was single; David when he fought Goliath was single; Ammon when teaching the Lamenites was single. Many people in the scriptures do many great things as singles." He suggested that you go to singles activities, even if the name of the activity is weird. It's the best place to meet a good spouse and that a spouse and family are one of the greatest blessings.
I really enjoyed his talk.
I really love you guys.

Loves, I have to go walking... I'm gaining all the fat I walked off in Israel.