You will notice this blog doesn’t have many photos. That is to preserve my children’s privacy. People who know my children already know the stories I share. And they know exactly what my children look like.
But, there is another reason: I really like words.
I love to read and see in my mind what the writer is describing. My mental images are vivid and detailed; far more interesting than a photo. My mind fills in the blanks where the descriptions are lacking.
I think that is why I always prefer reading the book over watching the movie. (And those movies that I do enjoy are always heavy on dialogue, really good dialogue: The Moon is Blue, All about Eve. It’s about the words!)
Now, I don’t for a minute think that my words are so wonderfully descriptive that you can see everything I describe exactly as it is. But I do hope my fondness for those people and places comes through…and I hope you use your imagination to fill in the blanks.