I sit here blushing, as I was previously unaware that I had been mentioned here already. I'm Eryn Leigh, and the new contributer to this beautiful blog. In the spirit of tradition, I'll introduce myself with eight facts. As I believe the world is far too complicated to guess at, I have picked the eight things about myself that would be impossible to guess.
1) I did the majority of my growing up on the highway. I learned how to hitchhike at 13. I raised myself, and didn't do a horrible job at it, either.
2) I choose agnosticism as my label for my belief system, because I don't feel that I have the necessary experience or knowledge required to make statements about life's big questions.
3) I make a point of always wearing flowers in my hair.
4) I cling to a childish pipe-dream of one day being a well known photojournalist. Every so often I have a bit of a life crisis and apply to a half-dozen colleges, but haven't completed that program quite yet.
5) I don't think I am part of even one 'normal' relationship. Everyone I know is connected to me in some intense, chaotic way. It didn't take me very long to figure out that 'normal' and 'healthy' are not the same thing, and shouldn't be confused.
6) I live in Canada. I didn't always, and I expect I will leave when the time is right. For the time being, however, I am comfortable here.
7) I have one beautiful son, Sheridan, who is no longer living. People tell me they don't know how I must deal with the loss of my only child. My answer is always - I don't. When something like that happens, I think it changes people, without their permission, in just enough ways that they find peace with it.
8) Sometimes, I like to write short stories, or take challenging photographs, and staple them to trees and telephone poles, with my email address at the bottom, and see if anyone decides to comment. While I don't get many remarks, I have to say that each and every response I have received has been thought-provoking, at the very least.
Again, I look forward to being a part of this venture, and I hope that someone, somewhere, looks forward to my contribution as well.