I’m a college student from New England living with four silly cats and an overabundance of paper. Most of that paper has been scrawled on, covered with sketches, lovingly forgotten at the bottom of my bag, or put in a very special place where I will never be able to find it.
My obsession is storytelling, however it can be done, but especially though books. One of the only ways I can engage with the past is to think of it as nonsensical, rambling story. When presented with dates and facts, my mind wants to make scenes. Writing based off my family, even those I never met who now survive only in anecdotes, makes me feel closer to my own history. I can love them like I love the characters of fiction.