I am a lover of words. I love to hear them, read them, write them, and study them. I like them when they are all crammed together on page after page, or when they stand alone all on their own.
I cannot stop buying books. I cannot stop reading everything. And I gravitate towards people who also love them, especially if they can twist them and turn them to make me laugh.
I read books about loving books. I watch movies about crossword competitions. And last night I even watched Akellah and the Bee. What a sweet movie. I LOVED it. I loved watching a young woman who loves words and who has found something she is good at and is not afraid to embrace it, hone it, and use it.
If you have a 7 year old girl, or need the 7 year old girl inside you to feel inspired to a little hard work, then definitely rent this movie. It's a keeper!
Here is a quote that Akellah reads in the movie:
(Quoting Marianne Williamson] Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.