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I Am Large, I Contain Multitudes

Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself.

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Name:
Erica
Birthdate:
6 October 1972
Schools:
woman of valor, graphic designer, mezzo-soprano, tech groupie, synagogue vice-president emeritus, accidental social organizer, occasional femme fatale, voracious reader, poet, lover, constantly in motion, homebody at heart.

"Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer. Only connect, and the beast and the monk, robbed of the isolation that is life to either, will die." —E.M. Forster, Howard's End

"My fullest concentration of energy is available to me only when I integrate all the parts of who I am, openly." —Audre Lorde, 2004

"(I am large, I contain multitudes.)" —Walt Whitman, "Song of Myself"

"We can only know what things are of overmastering importance when they have overmastered us." —Dorothy L. Sayers, Gaudy Night

"If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are—if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time." —Joseph Campbell

... Chanaleh. (With a khhh. Yiddish diminutive of Chana, from my Hebrew name, Chana-Rivka. Scansion is dactylic; both the unstressed vowels are schwas, more or less.) Not Chaneleh or Chanelah or Chanalah; those are fine and acceptable spellings, but none of them is my username!

After 25 years on the East Coast, in 2014 I moved back home to Northwest Indiana... for etrace, the one guy who ever made me think it would be a good place to be. I was right.

shabbat shalom mother f*cker! Yes, you may adopt this icon. Yes, the button is real. You can even buy it here!

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