I love to write. 

"The limits of my language means the limits of my world." 
 Ludwig Wittgenstein 

Welcome to my tiny fragment of the internet. I am a reader, writer, and long distance runner in my twenties who just moved to the east side of Michigan. 

{For blogging and creating in general}
"Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies or water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic.  
Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don't bother concealing your thievery--celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember that Jean-Luc Godard said: 'It's not where you take things from--it's where you take them to.'"  
- Jim Jarmusch


  1. Ni shuo han yu ma? Great to see the focus on Chinese! I majored in Mandarin, so I'm partial to it, myself.

  2. "You speak Chinese?" Aha! I can translate that. ;) I've taken 6 college credits of Chinese so far so I still feel like a beginner, but I will be studying for a semester in Xiamen China this spring. I'm expecting this to help with the conversational aspect. That's fascinating you majored in Mandarin!! I'm assuming you've been to China?

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    1. I'm so glad! Thank you for following! Feel free to comment whenever wherever. :)

  4. Wow this is some good stuff Danae! I hope your semester is going well and I'm excited for you to be doing a semester in China. So far my semester in Jordan has been incredible, and I can only imagine how awesome China will be for you :) Keep up the good work.

  5. Hei Danae,
    I've just seen a cool article on the Brainpickings blog, and thought you might enjoy it too (the mentioned Neil Gaiman is one of my fave fiction writers especially when he teams up with illustrator Dave McKean...) anyway here is the link:

    1. Thank you so much Aniko! I really liked those 8 rules of writing...very good points to keep in mind.