From Sarah, With Joy

Writer querying two novels and some other word babies. I tend to effervesce.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

K is for Kindred Spirits

When I find someone who likes this man as much as I do:

When I find someone who knows every word to every Billy Joel song

When I find someone who can quote every line of The Emperor's New Groove or The Grinch with Jim Carrey

When I find someone who has read the collected works of C. S. Lewis

When I find someone who thinks Colin Firth is hotter than Orlando Bloom

When I find someone with whom I can spend hours analyzing Disney and Pixar movies.

When I find someone who hates dark chocolate and loves bread pudding

When I find someone who owns picture books by Don and Audrey Wood

When I find someone who would pick Alaska over Hawaii

When I find someone who carries Wallace Stegner in one hand and Stephen King in the other (and maybe some Gary Schmidt or Louis Sacchar in their bag for good measure)

When I find someone who watches more Animal Planet than MTV

When I find someone who knows what comes after the words, "And now, the weather..."

When I find someone who misses Rugrats and The Wild Thornberries and Courage the Cowardly Dog and maybe still watches Phineas and Ferb (only sometimes okay?)

When I find someone who appreciates the genius of Stephen Sondheim and knows the words to The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

When I find someone who knows that Meryl Streep could play Batman and not be wrong for the part

When anybody says the words Niles Crane

I know I've found a kindred spirit.

What are sure kindred signs for you?

Sarah Allen

4 comments:

  1. When someone understands my need to write and my passion for words and writing, I know that I have found a kindred spirit. When someone can see the beauty around us - in the clouds, the sky, a rainbow - when someone loves the pitter-patter of the rain falling on the roof, then I have found a kindred spirit.

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  2. Very funny. I was recently having a conversation with a friend of mine about soulmates/kindred spirits...I'm not sure if they are any precises matches in taste, but I guess if you get enough commonalities, then you have a winner. I only need five things.1. Loves words 2. Loves to talk about their feelings 3. loves cricket and rugby league 4. loves heavy metal and 5. Doesn't think jokes are funny

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  3. For me, this is an easy challenge:
    A writer and lover of words and their power - and who likes to sail, cook, read Craig Johnson, thinks Jeremy Irons is one of the world's best actors, likes train travel, American history,birds, sports but especially lacrosse! And also a good many of yours, which are very clever!

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  4. You had me right up till you expressed a hatred of dark chocolate. ;-) I much prefer it to milk or that pretend stuff, white. I do quite like bread and butter pudding.

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