about me

September 15, 2016 Candace Morris 0 Comments

Welcome to my humble little internet space.  I am Candace, otherwise sometimes known as Mme. Bookling.

I am many things, as we all are.  Each human on this planet is a fascinating mix of mystery and simplicity.  We are the same; we are completely different.  I am on this earth to discover myself, to make someone else's existence better, and to love.  

I am an introvert who loves being so. On rare occasions, I can cut free and swim in the Puget Sound in my pajamas and channel Pat Benatar on the dance floor. More typically, I tend to gorge on BBC shows, Star Trek, vintage cocktails, long conversations with my good husband, intimate weekend dinners with my friends, feminist literature, and the compulsion to live with intention, authenticity, openness, and generosity of spirit.

If I could fashion the ideal life, it would include spending my days writing and reading.  I have many dreams: being a published poet, a prominent professor of literature, the editor-at-large for Vogue, a soulful photographer, an authentic mother, a passionate and inspiring wife, an activist for feminist rights, studier of sciences, and a professional star-gazer.

Life is empty of meaning without the written word, interesting conversation, and lots of eye-liner.  I am a campaigner for all things vintage and fine, as well as a wayfarer for self-care and psychological wellness.

I have always been more comfortable in shadow so much of my art has a tone of melancholy.  Worry not, the darkness is not scary nor possible to avoid.

Whether or not you know me or are just stumbling onto my webpage, I welcome you with open arms as we all make our way towards becoming ourselves, which is a life-long endeavor...seemingly impossible today, and damn near attainable tomorrow.

Love Thyself
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
:: Ralph Waldo Emerson ::

If that's not what you're looking for, you can at least stick around for my sarcasm and sailor-mouth - both of which I deliver in amplitude.

Additionally, here is a list of non-fiction books I consider essential to who I have become:
Care of the Soul: A Guide for Creating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life - Thomas Moore
The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God - Carl Sagan
Tiny Beautiful Things - Cheryl Strayed

The Introvert Advantage - Marti Olsen Laney
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking - Susan Cain
Brain Rules - John Medina

The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women - Jessica Valenti
Why Have Kids: A New Mom Explores the Truth About Parenting and Happiness - Jessica Valenti
How to Be a Woman Caitlin Moran

Big Magic - Elizabeth Gilbert

Wild - Cheryl Strayed
The Chronology of Water - Lidia Yuknavitch