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Joie de Vivre.
A delight in being alive;
Keen, carefree enjoyment of living.

My name is Raquel.
I like clichés, literature, acoustic guitar, harp, every shade of blue, animals, antlers, art, and people who love like love is precious.
I'm a 16 year old girl. I write in a journal and draw in a sketchbook.
There's not much else to say.

bookmarks:
Bliss Jobs (I think would be fabulous/fun to try)
I'm weird (Things I take strange satisfaction from)
hollyowl wishlist
Favorites (songs)
Project (Declutter)

Alphabetically:

  • 1984 // George Orwell
  • A Kiss of Shadows // Laurell K Hamilton
  • Animal Dreams // Barbara Kingsolver
  • B // Sarah Kay
  • Before I Die // Jenny Downham
  • Ethan Frome // Edith Wharton
  • Gloss // Jennifer Oko
  • Hunter Of My Heart // Janet Kendall
  • Lolita // Vladimir Nabokov
  • Oxygen // Carol Cassella
  • Passion's Promise // Danielle Steel
  • The Fault in Our Stars // John Green
  • The Glass Castle // Jeannette Walls
  • The Lover's Dictionary // David Levithan
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower // Stephen Chbosky
  • The Secret Life of Bees // Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Wanderer // Creech
  • Thirteen Reasons Why // Jay Asher
  • Undercurrents // Martha Manning
jan 16 2013 ∞
jan 16 2013 +
  • acrobat
  • albatross
  • architecture
  • dandelion
  • doubly
  • escapism
  • facades.
  • festering
  • fragrence.
  • froth
  • helter-skelter
  • love.
  • oleander
  • parenthesis
  • saturday
  • saturnine
aug 5 2011 ∞
jan 16 2013 +
  • take you to a hilltop that overlooked feilds of dandelions and i'd sing to you and play guitar for you for hours on end.
  • go to a small café on the corner of no street and sip coffee with you while we read the funnies in the sunday news and i'd order us cappuccinos and pay for it all and i'd smile at you between sips and say i love you with my eyes.
aug 5 2011 ∞
aug 5 2011 +
  • new books
  • oreos
  • chocolate
  • freshly washed clothes
  • rain
  • foggy mornings
  • pixie sticks
  • mangoes
  • cherries
  • vanilla
  • coffee
  • tea
aug 5 2011 ∞
jan 16 2013 +

piercings

  • ears
  • medusa/cupid's bow (undecided)
  • tongue
  • vertical labret

tattoos

  • black light reactive bar code - hand
  • lyrics - undecided - upper back
  • molecule: caffeine - left wrist
  • molecule: serotonin - right wrist
  • ps2 controller keys across right fingers
  • ps2 directional keys across left fingers
  • She Who Dares | Audrey Kawasaki
  • white ink lace armlet
may 17 2012 ∞
jan 16 2013 +
  • sometimes short stories should be long stories.
  • not every noun needs and adjective.
  • don't be afraid of repetition.
aug 22 2011 ∞
jan 16 2013 +
  • scientist
  • english teacher
  • 2D art teacher
  • photographer
  • singer
  • poet
  • children's book author
  • novelist
  • interior designer
  • professional harp player
aug 5 2011 ∞
nov 2 2011 +
  • nail biting.
  • lip biting.
  • procrastinating
  • procrastinating
  • procrastinating
aug 5 2011 ∞
jan 16 2013 +

i own it * ||| i am borrowing it ** ||| i have started it << alphabetical order.

  • 1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
  • 420 Characters | Lou Beach
  • A Million Tiny Pieces | James Frey
  • A Season Beyond A Kiss | Kathlene Woodiwiss *
  • A Tale of Two Cities | Charles Dickens
  • Alice's Adeventure In Wonderland | Lewis Carroll
  • As I Lay Dying | William Faulkner
  • Bed | Tao Lin
  • Cat's Eye | Margaret Atwood
  • Catch 22 | Joseph Heller ** <<
  • Clown Girl | Monica Drake
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy | Tao Lin
  • Crash Into Me | Albert Borris
  • Eeeee Eee Eeee | Tao Lin
  • Elizabeth Costello | J.M. Coetzee * <<
  • Everything Is Illuminated | Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close | Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Fahrenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury
  • For whom the bell tolls | Ernest Hemingway
aug 5 2011 ∞
jan 16 2013 +
  • a la folie.
  • amour
  • ben oui
  • bleu
  • café
  • chouette.
  • ciao
  • ciel
  • cliché
  • enchanté.
  • joie de vivre
  • malade.
  • mercredi.
  • naitre
  • nouveau
  • passioniment.
aug 5 2011 ∞
jan 16 2013 +
  • everything is suddenly relaxing.
  • lack of sun
  • laying in bed
  • sleeping
  • sleeping
  • sleeping
  • smell
  • sound
  • talking to the wind
  • tuna sandwhiches
  • TV watching
  • watching the rain
  • window lighting
aug 5 2011 ∞
jan 16 2013 +
  • overwhelmed.
  • pressured.
  • loneliness.
  • nervousness.
  • depression.
  • aches.
sep 14 2011 ∞
sep 14 2011 +
  • deceased </3
    • JoJo - pomeranian
    • Amber - guinea pig
    • Miss Piggy - guinea pig
    • Kami (kamikazi) - teddy bear hamster
    • Stubbie - blackberry campbell dwarf hamster
    • Mae Ri - mouse
    • Ro - robo dwarf hamsster
    • Bo - robo dwarf hamster
    • Yin - hamster
    • Yang - hamster
  • alive <3
aug 5 2011 ∞
jan 16 2013 +