your [soundtrack]: "la vie en rose" by louis armstrong, "vito's ordination song" and "impossible soul" by sufjan stevens, "wedding dress" by derek webb, "cape cod kwassa kwassa" by vampire weekend, "flightless bird, american mouth" by iron & wine, "lover of the light" and "after the storm" by mumford & sons, "wooden heart" by listener, "land of no return" by wild sweet orange, "june on the west coast" by bright eyes, "fix you" by coldplay, "i can feel a hot one" by manchester orchestra, "it is well with my soul" by horatio spafford, "beautiful things" by gungor, "who knows who cares" by local natives
your [script]: the godfather, romeo+juliet, moulin rouge!, bright star, an education, pride & prejudice, gone with the wind, juno, into the wild, the dark knight rises
your [library]: extremely loud and incredibly close by jonathan safran foer, feed by m.t. anderson, into the wild by jon krakauer, through painted deserts and a million miles in a thousand years by don miller, the things they carried by tim o'brien, as i lay dying by william faulkner, pride and prejudice by jane austen, the fault in our stars by john green, les miserables by victor hugo, the poisonwood bible by barbara kingslover
your [shade]: a really washed out blue-gray.
your [inspiration]: people who know what they believe and act accordingly.
your [mantra]: "i think we are supposed to stand in deserts and marvel at how the sun rises. i think we are supposed to sleep in meadows and watch stars run across space and time. i think we are supposed to love our friends and introduce people to the story, to the peaceful, calming why of life." [donald miller, through painted deserts]
"what we need is focus." [beth moore]
"we are born to make manifest the glory of god that is within us." [marianne williamson]
"simplify, simplify, simplify. simplicity of life and elevation of purpose." [henry david thoreau]
"do not abandon yourselves to despair. we are the people of easter and hallelujah is our song." [pope john paul II]
"in the name of god, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you." [thomas carlyle]
"every saint has a past and every sinner has a future." [oscar wilde]
"when our hearts are full we need much less." [the submarines, "you, me, and the bourgeoisie]
you [love]: scripture, airports, hydrangeas, getting mail, the pacific northwest, record players, lipstick, christmastime, banjos, crocheting, planetariums, lemonade, bookstores, farmers markets, antique's roadshow, people-watching, tattoos, italian food, pinterest, stripes, family reunions, 3049 highfield drive.
you [hate]: selfishness, injustice, narrow-mindedness, thoughtlessness, insecurity. and vomiting.
your [purpose]: to live a good story unto the glory of God.
you [believe]: in Jesus and the Gospel's power to rescue.
your [influence]: my family.
your [origin]: montgomery, alabama. my people are there.
your [escape]: i go to the movies. i don't just watch a movie. the theater is necessary in this equation.
your [perfection]: my family at a beach house with endless books and movies.
your [fondest] memory: from recent memory, belting the les mis finale during a late night drive through florence, mississippi, with my sister and brother. we were half-joking, but also giving those high notes everything we had. there may have been tears.
your [challenge]: driving sans panic attack.
your [dinner party]: mary (mother of jesus), c.s. lewis, jonathan safran foer, sufjan stevens, bear grylls, don miler, david blaine, sofia coppola, walt whitman, anne frank, abraham lincoln, emma stone, ellen degeneres, ron weasley, victor hugo, john green, francis chan, king david.
your [shining] moment: getting on a plane to africa. alone
your [humblest] moment: a game of charades gone awry in front of my entire church youth group. i was in seventh grade and it was bad and that's all you need to know.
you want to [be]: worthwhile.
your [wildest dream]: to write and direct a film scored by sufjan stevens. to hike the appalachian trail. to write a novel. to adopt a child. to be on a roller derby team. to live in space. to apprentice under david blaine. to be a missionary in a faraway land. to be a female james bond/batman/mother theresa hybrid…?
your [childhood ambition]: to be the president of the united states. but my political career ended with the middle school student council, in which i made the morning announcements and planned the spring dance. i mean, that's comparable to running the free world.
your [bucket list]: learn a foreign language, shave my head, visit all seven continents, memorize a book of the bible, spend a week in silence.
your [dream destination]: london.
your [pet peeve]: distractedness.
your [vice]: one direction, tumblr, marshmallows, trashy magazines, gossip girl, young adult science fiction literature, all nancy meyers movies.
your [crush]: rhett butler and indiana jones.
your [last purchase]: falafel.
your [site]: i think you can figure this one out.
your [secret]: every time i walk into a crowded room i think "i know you can hear me," just in case a person in the room can read minds. that'll throw them for a loop!
your [now]: i am serving as a storyteller for the international mission board in johannesburg, south africa. learning more than i ever have during a semester of school.
you [like]: that everything and everyone matters to me.
you [are]: supertramp.