This page is about me, the author of “the stars are not made of fire”. I am not an AI spitting out content or altering the content from a feed somewhere. Landing on my site, means you are on the site of a genuine human being. Bona fide.
In the past I would have said I was a Bohemian goddess imagining catapults, paints, and painting with catapults. Often I had dyed skin up to my elbows from tie-dyeing shirts. For a few years, I could be found at the kitchen table calculating probabilities, finding limits, and learning to code. In odd spare moments over the last two decades, I was the reincarnation of some obscure author in a flouncy shirt with ink-stained sleeves dreaming of imagined beings and the far flung reaches of outer space. Before coffee I was a grey-fleshed zombie with bad hair. I used to travel as much as I could because we have so little time on the planet and there is so much to see.
And now we move to the relative current moment, which is oddly a string of current moments extending. But let’s stick to this rough time frame.
These days, I still love to read and to listen. And hearing other people’s stories is fascinating.
While I would happily travel again, due to holding a job with very little personal time off, I don’t travel much now. I should probably check when my passport will expire. I am not done seeing the places, people and things I would like to see. Further, it would be lovely to return to London, Barcelona, Berlin, and Cape Town. Viewing the world through a camera lens allows me to frame and filter reality to create a concise story. I want to be able to visually tell stories of the human condition again. I like to find the history and the beauty.
In contrast to my past when coffee was queen, tea is my favorite beverage these days because I was told not to drink coffee. Lapsang souchong and English breakfast teas are my particular favorites. Two and a half minutes. With almond milk.
Poetry is as essential as air. Further, I am captivated by color which is as relative as time. In addition, I believe trigonometry is elegant, code is communication, and we should always consider who or what we are in service to. Kindness. The world needs more kindness.
In conclusion, I am one small insignificant being in a great wide universe and I am trying to find my place in the grand scheme. My strengths are I love to learn; creatively combine what I know and am learning; problem solve and think; and bring compassion and kindness to my situation. I hope I can present a body of posts that will be of interest. I can also be found on twitter at: https://twitter.com/BowmanAnnette or @BowmanAnnette.