Dear wanderer,

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Welcome to our headquarters, where dreams meet reality, where fiction is cherished, where magic is real.

Sincerely, your guide on this journey,

P.S. Read more about Heroine Training

on daily sonnet-reading

^ the complete works of william shakespeare, sonnet section.

reading all of shakespeare’s sonnets is something i decided that i need to do. yes, my reading list tells me to, but my reading list gives me more than i can read, and this is one of the items i decided to prioritize, even though i could have just read a few. for the past few weeks i have read two pages (eight sonnets) each day. it is slow work, but rewarding work, and i will finish before term officially begins. the best sonnets are buried in the mix, and each new one read could reveal itself to be a new favorite

on coming home

^ my street. i have had many homes and this is one of them.

after a month of going from place to place, living out of various bags in borrowed spaces, i have finally returned to my own room with my own bed and places to spread my things about. it looks empty because everything that was crammed into small containers has relocated to drawers and shelves. thus the mission to personalize and accentuate in just the right way ensues. but for now i am enjoying being back in town, where my feet will carry me to wherever i need to go with hardly any thought, where friends are only a short walk away

the joy of a well-earned tart

^ a delicious slice of pear and almond tart

today ends my week in paris, and it seems that a theme has developed: walking, food, and fashion. yesterday we took the metro across paris to hunt down the perfect coat for emma, and decided to walk back with the incentive of a viennese pastry shop along the way. as our our poor feet trudged up to the shop, we found it closed. alas. at this point we would not settle for a random brasserie with mediocre cake or a long queue at starbucks for generic cookies. thus onwards we plowed, towards la maison des tartes. i’m sure it tasted better after our pastry pilgrimage.