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chanaleh: (mischief)

I Am Large, I Contain Multitudes

Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself.

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Created on 2011-12-30 21:06:50 (#1339022), last updated 2017-03-29 (1 minute ago)

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Name:chanaleh
Birthdate:Oct 6
Location:New York, New York, United States of America
Website:my graphic design portfolio
woman of valor, graphic designer, mezzo-soprano, tech groupie, synagogue vice-president emeritus, accidental social organizer, occasional femme fatale, voracious reader, poet, lover, constantly in motion, homebody at heart.

"Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer. Only connect, and the beast and the monk, robbed of the isolation that is life to either, will die." —E.M. Forster, Howard's End

"My fullest concentration of energy is available to me only when I integrate all the parts of who I am, openly." —Audre Lorde, 2004

"(I am large, I contain multitudes.)" —Walt Whitman, "Song of Myself"

"We can only know what things are of overmastering importance when they have overmastered us." —Dorothy L. Sayers, Gaudy Night
"If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are—if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time." —Joseph Campbell

... Chanaleh. (With a khhh. Yiddish diminutive of Chana, from my Hebrew name, Chana-Rivka. Scansion is dactylic; both the unstressed vowels are schwas, more or less.) I fear I will fall madly and irrevocably in love with the first person who can call me by it with just the right intonation.

Not Chaneleh or Chanelah or Chanalah; those are fine and acceptable spellings, but none of them is my username!

shabbat shalom mother f*cker! Yes, you may adopt this icon. Yes, the button is real. You can even buy it here!

About my "friends" list: For a long time, I added basically everyone I came across on LiveJournal that I could recognize from real life. I finally stopped that when I got well over 300, a lot of whom I had basically no ongoing connection with. So I've cut back a little. I know almost everyone on my list personally, to varying degrees, but it's no longer an exhaustive list of everyone on LJ I actually recognize (or consider worthwhile as a person... honest).

Corollary: If you add me, and I know you and can figure out who you are, I'm pretty likely to add you in response.

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