Hello, My Dears. So thrilled you are here.
Since you clicked “About,” you may want to know a few things about me. I shall list 10, maybe more, maybe not…
1. I love poetry. In many ways- it has saved me. Plath, Li-Young Lee, Sexton, Gluck, Oliver, Kafka…and on and on and on….
2. I’ve watched these movies more than 5 times. I know, it’s weird, but when I
love, I love forever—- The Family
Stone, The American President, Working Girl, The Way We Were, The Mirror Has
Two Faces, Erin
Brockovich, Out of Africa, Philadelphia, 16 Candles, The Breakfast Club, All the President’s Men, The
China Syndrome, Mask, Network, & Spartacus.
3. I started blogging as a way to mourn, scream,
& lament about my sister, Kay’s murder.
4. I am absolutely IN LOVE with
Helen Mirren, Dove chocolate, Cupcake Red Velvet Wine, Elizabeth Berg, ballet, Project Runway, Indie movies, Vladimir
Nabokov, blogging, words, Sylvia Plath, all women’s stories, liver sausage, my earth angels, my family, grilled chicken, Sex and the City, Parenthood, Call The Midwife, Orange is The New Black, Downton Abbey, poetry, stories about redemption and transformation,
sushi, dates with Mr. Liverpool, Adele, Nora Jones, Prince, the 80s, & God.
5. My soul mate &
best friend (was) is my sister, Kay.
6. I love my own company. Sometimes too much. Is that really weird?
Salander, the character from Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is one of my Heroes…along
with my Daddy, Nelson Mandela, Mercy Adhiambo, Malala, Saint Shirley, Mother Theresa, Miep Gies, Oskar Schindler, Anne Frank, & my
8. When I’m
not writing, I’m thinking about writing.
9. I identify with the so-called bad girls: Gaga, Madonna, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, & Erica
10. I am
Sisters, Girl Gone, Sharp Objects, Dark Places, Language of Flowers, Her Husband’s Secret, The Fault in the Stars, What Alice Forgot, The Tenth Circle, The Lovely Bones, While I’m Falling, The Rosie Project, The Story Teller, Lone Wolf, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, Home Safe, Big Little Lies, Tapestry of Fortunes, The Year of Pleasures, The Art of Mending, Such is Life (Short Stories), My Other Ex (Short Essays),Wild, Wonder, Rare Bird, Love Life, Stories I Only Tell My Friends, Lolita, The Bell Jar, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Eat Pray Love, Girl on a Train, Once Upon a Time There Was You, The Beginners Goodbye, Say When, Left Neglected, Small Victories, Life After Life, End of Your Life Book-Club, The Year of Magical Thinking, Night, Anne Frank (diary of a young girl), Lets Pretend This Never Happened, The Gifts of Imperfection, I Am Malala, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, Love Wins, Night Circus, The Kitchen House, Uganda Be Kidding Me, Inside the O’Brien’s, Your Own, Sylvia, Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things, The Good Girl, Me Talk Pretty One Day, When I Found You, Rising Strong, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part time Indian, Water For Elephants, Orphan Train, Before Amen, Joyce Myers/Armed & Dangerous, Me Before You, Frosted Cowboy, Nightingale, Little Children, Have a Little Faith, All the Light We Cannot See, Set a Watchman, The Art of Running in the Rain, Patty Jane’s House of Curl, The View From Mount Joy, O, My Stars, Incendiary, Purpose Driven Life, Where They Found Her,The Light Between Oceans, Truly, Madly, Guilty, My Name is Lucy Barton, Big Magic,The Burgess Boys, O’s little book of happiness, O’ s little book on purpose, Best Friends, Catherine Called Birdy, On Writing by Stephen King, The Vegetarian, A Man Called Ov, Small Great Things, The Life We Bury, The Year of Magical Thinking, Love Warrior, The Book of Ruth, Fear of Dying, Lilac Girls, All Elizabeth Berg, Lean In, In My Hands, The Handmaiden’s Tale, Paris For One, On The Road, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me, Pull of the Moon, Talk Before Sleep, The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted, Scared Selfless, Stories I Only Tell My Friends, Just Kids, Flight, War Dances, Devotion, Plan B, I feel bad about my neck, Every Note Was Played, The Knitting Circle, The Absolutely True Diary of A Part Time Indian, Brene Brown, The Book That Matters Most, Comfort (A Journey Into Grief), Arthur Truluv, Braving The Wilderness, Morning Star, Spool of Blue Thread, The Couple Next Door, Pull Of The Moon, O’ Joy Stories, The Great Alone, Dear Sugar, Sunrise at Sundown, Super Soul Sundays, The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck, Home Safe, On Cats, Things I Never Told You, Homegoing, Firefly Lane, It was me all along, Fly Away, Educated, Big Magic, Forward, Dark Dark Wood, I’ll Be Gone In The Dark, Oprahs Little Book of Big Questions, Etched in Sand, 9 Perfect Strangers, You Are A Badass, Five Chimneys, The 5 Second Rule, I don’t know anything NORA Ephron, Night of Miracles, Girl Wash Your Face, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, A Path Made Clear, Where The Crawdads Sing, Daisy Jones and the Six, Marrow, Bear Town, Patty Jane’s House of Curl, The Friend , The Bluest Eye, Call Me By Your Name, All the Ugly and Beautiful Things, Our Own Sylvia, Girl, Stop Apologizing, Her Mistake, The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Olive Again, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck,
This blog is dedicated to my dear sister, Kay, who was
murdered by Mike Peterson on May 26, 2010.
I shall mourn and scream and weep and lament until the day we meet
My Soul Mate, Kay, whom I love love love love…Forever Always for All Eternity.
~~**Every morning, I wake up
and forget just for a second that it happened. But once my eyes open, it buries
me like a landslide of sharp, sad rocks. Once my eyes open, I’m heavy, like
there’s too much gravity on my heart.** ––Sarah Ockler, Sisters
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