A brief summary of myself... I'm eighteen years old; on the verge of graduating from high school; an only girl, but by no means an only child, as I have six brothers; a lover of beautiful things, and one who at least attempts to share some beauty through the music of violin, piano, classical guitar, and voice; an avid reader, one who enjoys practically every genre; a bit on the old-fashioned side but hopefully in the best sense; and a firm Catholic.
And now for the subject of Chesterton...
I don't know when and where I first met Chesterton. I do know that it was mostly through my father's influence. Growing up we had Chesterton coffee mugs, Chesterton mousepads, and all sorts of Chestertonion things lying about the house. We occasionally had little Chesterton stories read aloud by the fireplace, and Chesterton was always being quoted. I guess Chesterton was simply always there!
And ChesterTeens? I've been a long-time reader of the ChesterTeens, and I always had an interest in joining the group. These past couple of years I've been somewhat like a pendulum, swinging back and forth, reaching one decision and falling away from it just as quickly. "Yes!" I would cry. "Yes, I shall join the ChesterTeens! What fun it would be!" And then, "No, no, alas! I haven't the time. I simply can't do it."
Well, a couple weeks ago I had the immense pleasure of meeting Ria in person, and at last I was convinced to make up my mind once and for all, and join your company. It was purely coincidental that we spent a portion of that day watching a pendulum in the science hall swing back and forth. It would be very dramatic and literary to type out: "And there, in the stillness of that science hall, watching the pendulum swing to and fro, I realized that the back and forth progression of my own mind had ceased, and I had resolved once and for all to join the ChesterTeens." Dramatic indeed, but unfortunately not true. It was mere coincidence. While I can come up with symbolism in stories, and make it dramatic as anyone would please, I always seem to miss out on the opportunities to be dramatic in my own life!
Ria, thanks so much for inviting me to join you all here! I'm really looking forward to being a part of the group, and shall do all in my power to come up with a post worth reading every once in awhile.