I'm an old soul who's always getting accused of being as playful as a child. I like the combination. Reading Dr. Seuss while thinking metaphysics will do that to ya!
I love color, whimsy, and imagination. I thrive when I have a puzzle or a game on my mind to scheme my way through. Besides that, there's nothing better than spending quiet hours with dear long friends.
I'm still writing now, but here's a poem from long ago when I was a tiny tot:
The Rabbit and The Dane
With lively step and lithy leap
The rabbit raced upon the steep
Unyielding hill, which higher rose
And gave the rabbit no repose.
Beyond him loped the growling dane
(They call him there, The Rabbit's Bane)
Who bared his teeth and chased his foe
Up from the fertile plain below.
The hill afforded cave nor hole
And -- as the running took its toll --
The rabbit wished he could not see
The dane approach so rapidly.
The rabbit failed to keep the lead!
And stumbled, in a path of weed.
But when the canine reached the bed,
He let the rabbit run ahead.
This dane and rabbit often meet
And -- not for life and not for meat --
Begin anew their fearful play
To see who's more in shape that day.
A major life goal of mine is to be a father and a writer. Research, fiction, adult and children's books --- C S Lewis inspired me and I've never given up the hope of following in his footsteps.
C. S. Lewis
The Little Prince
Where the Red Fern Grows
The Magician King
The Harry Dresden Files
The Sound of Music
My Fair Lady
Cinderella (Rodgers and Hammerstein, 1997)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Wreck It Ralph
Spider-Man (the very first one)
Beauty and the Beast (heck, and most of Disney)
Anything by Hayao Miyazaki (especially Nausicaa)
Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World
Rhapsody in Blue (Gerswhin)
Arise My Love (NewSong)
Nick at Nite Classics
Settlers of Catan
Pen & Paper RPG's
Chick Fil A
The touch of sunlight
The sound of rain
Silliness and spoof