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inspired by sugarplum's lists :)

  • arctic foxes & owls & horses
  • harry potter
    • the marauder's era
    • wizard rock
    • having a discussion with someone who understands
    • lily/james
  • tulle dresses & skirts
  • pastel colours
  • british spellings
  • grammar
  • riding the subway
  • double-decker buses
  • constellations, astronomy
  • floriography--the language of flowers
    • the multiple and paradoxical meanings of lilies
  • eating ice cream from a mug
  • just being in a theatre
  • prince hamlet :)
  • the smell of books
  • candid/street photography
  • classical music
    • j.s. bach
    • joshua bell
  • looking forward to something
  • holding imaginary conversations
  • the smell of roses
  • having my hair pleated & then having wavy hair afterwards !
  • the smell of cinnamon
  • using vanilla
  • books & movies that make me cry
  • looking through old yearbooks & reading what old classmates & old friends wrote
  • black & white film
  • hand-written things, especially letters
  • traditional 35 mm film cameras & photography
  • overcast skies on cold days
  • witty banter with someone
  • being up past midnight & having a conversation with someone while delirious, but not too often
  • french (short) films
  • theory of knowledge :)
    • writing journals
    • finding interesting things
    • discussions in class
      • the subject changing so quickly and strangely
      • scribbling down whatever it is i have to share so i don't forget it
  • names, the significance of meanings
  • naming inanimate objects
  • the irish language
  • william shakespeare
  • fashion blogs
  • vintage fashion
    • dresses
  • the english major with an emphasis in mediaeval & early modern studies
  • pretty dresses actually my size
  • people-watching
    • making-up stories to go along with it
  • playing with & then eating animal crackers
  • using inky, fine-point pens that bleed through loose leaf paper
  • watching a butterfly in flight
  • making others laugh
  • making-up words
  • fountain pens
  • doing maths in pen
  • the french language
  • singing when i don't think anyone's listening
    • singing in a closed stairwell & listening to my voice resonate
  • ballet
  • using sounds to convey feelings
  • staying home & literally reading all day
  • leaving the library with a stack of thick novels, typically ten
  • pouring out my heart & mind in writing
  • the perfect words coming from seemingly nowhere
  • feeling sunshine on my face on a cold winter day
  • watching a film at the theatres
  • the silence that falls right after the lights dim but before the play starts
  • musical theatre
    • songs
    • composers/songwriters
      • jason robert brown
      • kerrigan & lowdermilk
  • reading subtitles
  • smelling scented candles
  • brand-new novels from a bookstore
  • azure--the colour of a beautifully clear sky
  • cursive writing
  • plot bunnies that refuse to leave my side
  • vaulted ceilings
  • cathedrals
  • eating dark chocolate
  • listening to heavy rainstorms
    • in a car
  • graphology--the study & analysis of handwriting
  • reading a worn book of poetry
  • being hypnotised by a famous, well-known poem or poet
  • daydreaming
  • taking naps that last for hours & hours
  • school pictures that turn out well
  • understanding a piece of literature
  • baking cakes
  • college-ruled loose leaf paper
  • umbrellas
  • shocking & surprising people
  • writing a good literary analysis or commentary
  • the act of taking tests & filling out forms
  • coloured pencils
  • watching musicals (solos/duets/anything)
  • self-diagnosis, despite its risks
  • fringe with relatively long & wavy hair
  • quotations that make me smile/laugh/cry/think
  • these words
  • polysyndetons & asyndetons
  • (properly) littering my writing with commas
  • everything about christmas
    • fairy lights :)
    • eating peppermint-laced sweets
      • candy canes
  • unexpectedly receiving (unique) compliments
  • chocolate hazelnut truffles
  • nail polish colours and names
    • opi has the wittiest names
  • lit chandeliers
  • being distracted by pretty things in a store and just wandering
  • vintage wedding dresses of lace
  • finding kindred spirits
    • acting delightfully weird and crazy with them and surprising everyone in the vicinity
  • drinking hot dark chocolate
    • & carrying it around all day in a thermos
  • having interesting conversations
  • listening to sarcastic teachers give lectures
  • just listening
  • ranting
  • sitting in an airport, watching people frantically pass and wondering where they're headed
  • being understood by someone who you thought was so different from you
  • beautiful glass perfume bottles
  • calligraphy & pens
  • having a mass of thoughts sort themselves out perfectly as i write
  • baking/cooking something from scratch, even if it doesn't turn out to be perfect
  • star-gazing on a cold winter night
    • being overcome with humility & having the anger that brought me to tears melt away
  • lit ferris wheels
  • hooded sweatshirts
  • old maps that are just a little torn in just the right places
  • fairy tales
    • the twelve dancing princesses
    • the wild swans
  • talking to someone who understands the side of fashion that isn't shallow and superficial, but beautiful and expressive and ever-changing
  • anastasia
  • crossing my fingers
  • dictionaries & reading them
    • the 'foreign words and phrases' section of merriam-webster
  • colouring pages
  • lyrics that resonate on that level that causes pain and empathy
  • dresses that fan out when i twirl around
  • quiet
  • lockets, heavy with the old photograph inside
  • period era films
  • well-written fantasy & historical-fiction books
  • having someone wave to & make faces at me from across the room
  • giving someone a look & finding her having turned to do the same to me
  • cold air
  • peter pan collars
  • all the king's men
    • robert penn warren's writing style
  • simple poetry
  • yorkshire & scottish terriers
  • border collies
  • museums
  • watching fireworks fall from the night sky
  • looking around in the dark with night vision in only one eye
  • reading the perfect passage in a book
    • 'friend of your childhood' from all the king's men
    • the passage about how listening to music while in a car wash transforms the music into something beautiful, regardless of genre, from just listen
  • the fit of perfect jeans
  • wearing a dress all day
    • & spinning around in it
  • a ballerina-pink ribbon in my hair, tied into a bow
  • having smooth elbows
  • the smell of salt in the wind at the beach & by the harbour
  • looking at hong kong island's skyline at night from across victoria harbour
    • a symphony of lights
  • hats
  • beds with a canopy over it
  • croissants drowned in nutella
  • good bread with good cheese
  • wine culture
  • going through a bookshelf, book by book, completely taken in by the titles
  • using a word i've just learnt
  • silk ribbons and lace
  • the permanance of writing in ink
  • dressing for comfort
  • fabrics with a print
    • floral, argyle, gingham, houndstooth
  • long emails
  • long telephone conversations consisting of mostly nonsense
    • such as animal noises, haha
  • penchants
  • eleanor of acquitaine
  • watching ella enchanted and knowing every line
  • black tea, hot & saturated with cream & sugar
  • bakerella
  • seeing a stylish old person :)
  • (white) button-up shirts
  • black jeans
  • personality psychology
  • theory
  • cafĂ© au lait, with two spoonfuls of sugar
  • the feel of fabrics like velvet & corduroy
  • baby goats, lambs, pudu deer
dec 28 2009 ∞
oct 23 2013 +
user picture sugarplum: oh, i am happy that i could inspire something so lovely! :) dec 31 2009
user picture encre: thank you so much! :) jan 2 2010
user picture stefania: wow! I enjoyed this list so much!! We have so many things in common!! :) oct 14 2010
user picture encre: oh, thank you :) i'm so glad i'm not the only one with less than common interests! oct 15 2010
user picture Zuzanna: <3 nov 18 2017