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Lis Anna-Langston

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Lis Anna-Langston is a Parents' Choice Gold Book Award winner, a Moonbeam Children's Book Award winner and the Dante Rossetti First Place Award winner for YA Fiction. She is the author of Tupelo Honey, Skinny Dipping in a Dirty Pond and the short story collection, The End of the Century. Born in the South she loves writing about misfits, screw ups, outlaws and people who generally don't fit into nicely labeled boxes. She loves zany, wild rides and is the recipient of many awards including; a two time Pushcart nominee, a five time WorldFest winner, Telluride IndieFest winner, Helene Wurlitzer Grant recipient, New Century Writers winner, a finalist in the prestigious William Faulkner Competition, & Second Place Winner of the Thomas Wolfe ...more

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Lis Anna-Langston Ha. This is SUCH a good question and one that no one in a forum or real life has ever asked me. I have many favorite fictional couples. Jay Gatsby…moreHa. This is SUCH a good question and one that no one in a forum or real life has ever asked me. I have many favorite fictional couples. Jay Gatsby & Daisy, Tyler Durden and Marla Singer, Tomas and Sabine from the Unbearable Lightness of Being, Rodolfo & Mimi from La Boheme . The thought that Jay Gatsby built an entire empire just to get Daisy to notice him always stuck me as tragic but incredibly romantic. He built his entire world around her, for her. Tyler & Marla are an incredible train wreck, a threesome of sorts because the narrator is involved. A brilliant depiction of two people coming apart at the seams together. More recently, I became enthralled with the relationship between Major John André and Peggy Shippen on Turn. If you research the Revolutionary War you find find actual drawings of Andre hanged. In the series it is such an urgent, longing love affair.

Those are my romantic couples but, of course, there are also the odd couples like Butch and the little boy in A Perfect World, Walter White & Jesse, Shug Avery & Celie and Ruth and Iggie from Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. These women who forged a life from the world around them, with all of it's obstacles and heartache. I will always remember Ruth saying: Entreat me not to leave you, or to return from following after you: for where you go, I will go; and where you lodge, I will lodge: your people shall be my people.

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Rainer Maria Rilke
“For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror
which we are barely able to endure, and it amazes us so,
because it serenely disdains to destroy us.
Every angel is terrible.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino Elegies

James Baldwin
“Perhaps everybody has a garden of Eden, I don't know; but they have scarcely seen their garden before they see the flaming sword. Then, perhaps, life only offers the choice of remembering the garden or forgetting it. Either, or: it takes strength to remember, it takes another kind of strength to forget, it takes a hero to do both. People who remember court madness through pain, the pain of the perpetually recurring death of their innocence; people who forget court another kind of madness, the madness of the denial of pain and the hatred of innocence; and the world is mostly divided between madmen who remember and madmen who forget. Heroes are rare.”
James Baldwin

Maya Angelou
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Maya Angelou

Pablo Picasso
“There are only two types of women: goddesses and doormats.”
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Kiersten White
“I didn't fall in love with you. I walked into love with you, with my eyes wide open, choosing to take every step along the way. I do believe in fate and destiny, but I also believe we are only fated to do the things that we'd choose anyway. And I'd choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I'd find you and I'd choose you”
Kiersten White, The Chaos of Stars

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Emma Sea Hi Lis, thanks for the friendvite. Nice to meet you.

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