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I make words. It's what I do.

20 November
By the way, it's pronounced La Belle Izzy. =)

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I am becoming the woman I've always wanted to be.
I live in joy, cherishing all of life's moments: beautiful, painful... all exquisite, all worth it. (every day above ground is a good day!)

Someone once told me a long time ago that I had a “surprising capacity for joy”.
I agree!

Here's a post called "Care and Feeding Of the Izzy" Feel free to check it out.
What does it mean to be strong?
Metaphor for Fear is another post I am particularly proud of.
I keep referring to Bullshit or Fertilizer in my other posts, so I think I'll stash this link here where I can find it easily.

Remember, babies: Love is a verb.

Am interested in finding more Makers: knitters, crocheters, crafters, contrapters, improvisers, designers, artists, actors, musicians, dancers, to swap stories and ideas with.

I'm a writer, poet, storyteller, and bibliovore. I read and tell stories to make sense of the world and like to help others.

I love to hear that I said or wrote something that helped a person realize something? That "lightbulb moment" ... yes!


Recent comments and compliments:
• JadeFalcon told me he described me to a friend with: ”Lizzy is a Dancer… it’s not her job, it’s more like her life philosophy…!”
• A new dance friend came up and told me I was beautiful. Another new dance friend told me I moved like a mermaid… (!) Wow!
• 11/26/2012, the dance teacher at 5Rhythms Mountain View, Claire, came out on the floor and danced with me awhile (and I had so much YAY about that) and told me after class that “there was something so YUMMY under there” and “damn, girl, you got some MOVES!”

Just joined Dreamwidth (same handle)
Occasionally am on Twitter under the account called @WannabeWaldorf. =)

Life expands in proportion to one's courage.
~~Anais Nin

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
— Mahatma Gandhi

It wouldn't be half so interesting if we knew all about everything, would it?
~~L.M. Montgomery

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.

~~Anais Nin

In an emergency situation, every second counts.
I participate in the LJ Emergency Contact Information First Post program.
(link is to an eyes-only post with my emergency contact info.)
Do you? The life you save may be your own.

Ode to Brigid:

Iron made soft in the Flame.
Iron shaped on the Anvil.
Iron quenched in the Cauldron.

Lady, help me become like iron.
Lady, help me be thy tool.
Lady, help me do thy work in the world.

Be thou my Warmth,
Be thou my Inspiration,
Be thou my Rest at the end of the Work.

~EABH, 5/27/2011
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