Hey, kindred spirits! I’m Abigail.
To paraphrase my life and passions in several paragraphs is an impossible feat. Yet, I will try my best to give you a brief glimpse of who I am, what I enjoy, and my purpose for this blog.
Although my parents are from the Midwest, I’ve lived nearly all my life overseas (from Pakistan to Malaysia). Throughout my nomadic life thus far, I have been exposed to a variety of cultures and have been shaped by the experience. I enjoy observing and conversing with people of diverse backgrounds.
Though an introvert through and through, I love thought-provoking conversations. Especially when they’re about art. In terms of literature, I chiefly delight in novels from the long nineteenth century but am open to reading any good story. Do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any book recommendations. In books, I can at least partially fulfill my dreams of traipsing through settings and places unknown. In books, I feel as Washington Irving did in describing his travels through Europe:
“I longed to wander over the scenes fo renowned achievement — to tread, as it were, in the footsteps of antiquity — to loiter about the ruined castle — to meditate on the falling tower — to escape, in short, from the commonplace realities of the present, and lose myself among the shadowy grandeurs of the past.”~ Washington Irving, The Author’s Account of Himself
When I’m not nose-deep in a classic, you can find me penning disjointed poetry, playing a sonata on my violin, studying in a library, or wandering along the ocean nearby in pursuit of beauty.
ABOUT THE BLOG
My desire for this blog is for it to be a haven of hope you can escape to — once a week — to find treasures that will restore you. I believe the treasures of our soul — literature, tales of life, art, and beauty — have the power to renew our hope in God and enrich our minds with a deeper understanding of the world we inhabit. Through my blog posts, I hope to cultivate a richer appreciation of beauty within myself and my readers. Yet, I also want to exhibit the anguish of being human and the suffering of many souls that trod through our weary world unnoticed. I want to cultivate compassion.
Thank you, dear friend, for paying a visit to this little corner of the internet. I hope you stay for tea and share your thoughts. 🙂