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Thursday, July 05, 2007

Thought for the Day 7/5/07

Thought for the Day 7/5/07:

I recently heard a quote about the "cruelty of pirates" by Lowell (which I instantly adored). So I thought I'd use it here (another will be used tomorrow) with a thought...

"There is nothing so desperately monotonous as the sea, and I no longer wonder at the cruelty of pirates."
~James Russell Lowell

Now, whereas I disagree about the monotony of the sea, it got me thinking, nonetheless. How often is our environment reflected in our daily attitudes? For me, changing a tablecloth can brighten my day (depending on fabric/design).

So here's a question for ya'--How do the environments (settings) that your characters live in reflect in their attitudes (and vice versa for those "chicken or the egg"-type people ;-) ?

My Jennet in Hollow Hearts and Hollow Hills has a simple room of her own. Spartan, really, because Jennet is relatively practical and would rather see other family members with the "niceties" and "frills" instead of "wasting them" on herself. She's not quite a martyr, but she could be pushed because of her tendency to put others first. It's something she learns to temper, though. ;-)

What about you? What do your characters' rooms /gardens/stables/solars look like?

Curious as always,
~Saoirse

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