Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I'm working on a few projects right now - school and life related.  And, I know, I know, I just asked for your help and here I am begging again, but really, it's all for a good cause (right now Andrew might call this my sanity).  

So, there are two things you might do if you are so inclined:

1. send me any "topics" you might like to see something written on - for example: metal chairs, the color magenta, or children

2. send me a little blurb on what your sense of place in the world means to the way you live - consider the regionality of your life and tell me if being from the south, north, etc. changes your view point and how- do you identify with this region?- can you imagine being from somewhere else? would you want to?  how do you define "home"?

Many, many thanks in advance.  


tobi said...

Wow, Brandi...
I am sitting here reading this and thinking of the twists and turns that take us where we are today and how where we were yesterday effects tommorrow. You make me smile, think, laugh, cry and want to hug your neck. I am deep into th second largest event of the year at work, but your project intrigues me. I will print it, think on it and respond soon. Thanks for the brain exersize and the soul searching meditation. More soon...xoxo

Brandi and Chelle's mom said...

Picnics, write about picnics. I just love them.

alicia said...

It is easy to believe that where we are from has no effect on us - how we think, who we are or how we are perceived by others - but it does. And we can accept the influences of our region or "home" and embrace the beauty in it or we can "kick aginst the pricks" and feel shame in our roots.

I am from the south - and I love it. Now to some, saying I love the south is a way of embracing and accepting all of the racism and "backwardness" that is associated with the region, but that is not correct at all. I will not deny the dark side of the south, but I know that it is not at all what most outside of the south believe it to be. There is such a beautiful tradition of story telling and community that I feel have helped define who I am.

alicia said...

That being said, we have an enormous amount of idiots in Georgia, but if you are from the North and reading this, can you say the same? I am sure they are everywhere in equal numbers - and that goes for racists, sexists and homophobes also. Can I imagine being anywhere else? Yes! Would I want to? Yes, possibly. I am not defined by where I am from - I may be defined by small-minded people - However, I AM influenced by my region.