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Claudine Carmel

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Claudine Carmel grew up on the south coast of England and now lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She is an author and illustrator and is never happier than when she has had a full day of creating imaginative stories. Her books have received starred reviews, award nominations, and “best of” honors. Her education has always had a basis in visual storytelling that included photography, multimedia studies, film production, and screenwriting. When she isn’t dreaming up colorful worlds, she can usually be found beside her cheerful Boston terrier on long coastal walks.

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“Jack Frost hibernates from March to November,
dreaming snowflake designs to share in December.
With glittering breath, snowstorms, and blue blizzards,
lakes made of crystal, he’s an icy wizard!
People assume winter will be harsh, cold, and cruel
and that Jack must be a wicked, cold-weather ghoul.
But he’s truly an artist, known as Bringer of Ice,
and although his heart is cold, he’s really quite nice.”
Claudine Carmel, Lucy Lick-Me-Not and the Greedy Gubbins: A Christmas Story

“Mondays taste like split-pea soup,

Tuesdays taste like gobbledygook,

Wednesdays taste like licorice,

Thursdays taste like deep-fried fish,

Fridays taste like the color red,

Saturdays taste like gingerbread,

Sundays taste like chicken breast,

But birthdays! Birthdays taste the best!

Birthdays taste like chocolate cake,

Balloons, presents, and sirloin steak.”
Claudine Carmel, Lucy Lick-Me-Not and the Day Eaters: A Birthday Story

“Jack Frost hibernates from March to November,
dreaming snowflake designs to share in December.
With glittering breath, snowstorms, and blue blizzards,
lakes made of crystal, he’s an icy wizard!
People assume winter will be harsh, cold, and cruel
and that Jack must be a wicked, cold-weather ghoul.
But he’s truly an artist, known as Bringer of Ice,
and although his heart is cold, he’s really quite nice.”
Claudine Carmel, Lucy Lick-Me-Not and the Greedy Gubbins: A Christmas Story

“Mondays taste like split-pea soup,

Tuesdays taste like gobbledygook,

Wednesdays taste like licorice,

Thursdays taste like deep-fried fish,

Fridays taste like the color red,

Saturdays taste like gingerbread,

Sundays taste like chicken breast,

But birthdays! Birthdays taste the best!

Birthdays taste like chocolate cake,

Balloons, presents, and sirloin steak.”
Claudine Carmel, Lucy Lick-Me-Not and the Day Eaters: A Birthday Story

“For a long while I have believed – this is perhaps my version of Sir Darius Xerxes Cama’s belief in a fourth function of outsideness – that in every generation there are a few souls, call them lucky or cursed, who are simply born not belonging, who come into the world semi-detached, if you like, without strong affiliation to family or location or nation or race; that there may even be millions, billions of such souls, as many non-belongers as belongers, perhaps; that, in sum, the phenomenon may be as “natural” a manifestation of human nature as its opposite, but one that has been mostly frustrated, throughout human history, by lack of opportunity.

And not only by that: for those who value stability, who fear transience, uncertainly, change, have erected a powerful system of stigmas and taboos against rootlessness, that disruptive, anti-social force, so that we mostly conform, we pretend to be motivated by loyalties and solidarities we do not really feel, we hide our secret identities beneath the false skins of those identities which bear the belongers’ seal of approval.

But the truth leaks out in our dreams; alone in our beds (because we are all alone at night, even if we do not sleep by ourselves), we soar, we fly, we flee. And in the waking dreams our societies permit, in our myths, our arts, our songs, we celebrate the non-belongers, the different ones, the outlaws, the freaks.

What we forbid ourselves we pay good money to watch, in a playhouse or a movie theater, or to read about between the secret covers of a book. Our libraries, our palaces of entertainment tell the truth. The tramp, the assassin, the rebel, the thief, the mutant, the outcast, the delinquent, the devil, the sinner, the traveler, the gangster, the runner, the mask: if we did not recognize in them our least-fulfilled needs, we would not invent them over and over again, in every place, in every language, in every time.”
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“Whether they realized it or not, they were doubting possibility, and the unknown. They believed I would fail. And when we only believe what has been said before, what has been done before, we give our own power away. Possibility evaporates; potential melts and seeps away deep into the earth below us. We cut ourselves short by thinking this way. I have always felt that it is from what we believe that our lives are created, not the other way around.”
Shreve Stockton, The Daily Coyote: Story of Love, Survival, and Trust In the Wilds of Wyoming

“I let go of my remorse...of wanting to fix his problems and cure his pain. This seems like such a common female thing, to lose oneself completely when trying to take care of others, but really, it is just another form of control, one that grants no faith in the other person and denies that they have the power and ability to help themselves.”
Shreve Stockton, The Daily Coyote: Story of Love, Survival, and Trust In the Wilds of Wyoming

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message 3: by Claudine (last edited Nov 30, 2015 02:05PM)

Claudine Carmel I read this book over the summer and there were so many quotes I loved, its a fantastic and timeless book that I will read again and again. I wanted to share this Quote I find it to be so true and I've had many a sleepless night after wonderful conversations.

“Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after.”
― Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea

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