Monday, June 8, 2009

thirty - one

about me: my name is ali. i am 22. i reside in south texas. i am an english major. i listen to: van morrison, eisley, yann tiersen, debussy, rolling stones. i really do not care for sunshine. cloud cover and/or thunderstorms are comforting to me. i want to live somewhere someday where the weather is stormy all the time. in a small house with lots of windows. i prefer to wear tennies all the time - i own maybe one pair of sandals. i impulsively buy books. i have drawers full of books and someday i will get around to reading them all. loud noises make me anxious. coffee runs through my veins. i am a true, unfortunate addict. i think we don't see the physical miracles we read about in the Bible anymore because our faith is so limited. nothing encourages my heart and my faith more than to tell people of the love and new life my God has given me. Jesus is not your homeboy, He is your Lord and Savior. I think the Church has watered down His Divinity over time and it's something that needs to be focused on more. i have a sister. she is unbelievably intelligent. her name is lauren, she is nine, and she tests at a PHS (post high school) level. i am quiet, introspective and not very good at first impressions. i am not the life of the party. some people may consider me boring. they're probably right.

"to never forget your own insignificance. to never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. to seek joy in the saddest places. to never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. to respect strength, never power. above all, to watch. to try and understand. to never look away. and never, never, to forget."


  1. You don't seem boring. I agree with you 100% about the Church and God's Divinity. I think that is why I have such a hard time with it. It's always a competition about who knows more about the Bible and such.

  2. A.W. Tozer, Knowledge of the Holy.

    it's practically thin.