Jaki Jean

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About me

Gender Female
Industry Arts
Occupation Writer, daughter, caregiver, mother, sister, friend.
Location Meadows Place, Texas, United States
Introduction I don’t fly well, I have never flown well, except in the dreams of my childhood. As a child, when my father’s company flew us across and to the dregs of the southwest, I was always granted a window seat. When I felt very brave, I would look out the window and watch the clouds and imagine myself flying in their midst. Imagining myself flying through the clouds allowed me to fly unencumbered in my dreams. I no longer fly in the midst of the clouds in my dreams, and this grieves me. In my dream life, I can remember the moment I first was no longer afraid to soar, no longer concerned with looking back at where I had been, but focused on where I might go, at what was available to me. I can remember the exhilaration, the wonder of flying. The wonder and the ability to reposition myself within the text of my dream life. When and where I lost the ability to fly, to reposition myself, I cannot say. I long for the ability to soar unafraid.
Interests Literature & laughter, growth & gardening, questing & questioning, politics & poetics, bread & circuses. . .
Favorite Movies Movies or plays?
Favorite Music Jazz, blues, classical, country, Tony Bennett.
Favorite Books Jane Eyre, Middlemarch, To the Lighthouse, Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Higher Power of Lucky, Harry Potter, Thomas Lynley Series, A Wrinkle in Time, Writing a Woman's Life, This Sex Which is not One, all of Cather, all of Jane Austen, all of Faulkner, Chasing Vermeer, A Room of One's own, The Sympathizer, The Underground Railroad, The Missing Piece, the Missing Piece Meets the Big O . . .