A Delightful Person: Olivia Blackmon


the story: olivia and i have shared mutual friends all our lives, but didn't become close until the summer before eleventh grade. she was visiting my cabin one night at camp. i sat down beside her and we started talking. and we talked...and talked...and talked until about four a.m. she's now my beloved friend. we celebrate our anniversary every july. your {soundtrack}: "ehh suo gan?" by the vienna boys choir, "age of adz" by sufjan stevens, "elephant gun" by beirut, anything by first aid kit (duh). *song of the season: "christmas canon" by trans-siberian orchestra (thanks to you, al).

your {script}: candy, bright star, any wes anderson film (darjeeling limited, rushmore, the life aquatic, etc.)

your {rough draft}: extremely loud and incredibly close  by jonathan safran foer, the picture of dorian gray by oscar wilde, running with scissors by augusten burroughs

your {shade}: green, the color of nature.your {inspiration}: nature. experiencing God's creation. mountains, in particular. and music, of course.

words to {live} by: consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking in anything. if any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and i will e given to you. but when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. {james 1:2-6} i don't care about economy. i don't care about astronomy, but it sure does bother me to see my loved ones turnin' into puppets. {bob dylan -- my senior quote}

you {love}: yard sales, string cheese, cranberries, being outdoors, antiques roadshow, concerts, traveling, mountains, mountains, mountains.

you {hate}: writing papers, insincerity, living in a dorm, impatient people.you {believe} in: the power of (good) music.

your {escape}: reading outside. or surrounding myself with the wilderness (in the mountains, of course) while doing nothing.

your {origins}: montgomery, alabama. besides all the amusement parks and music venues, it's a pretty peaceful place.

your {fondest} memory: we used to do thanksgiving with my mom's side of the family at my cousins' farm. but that included all my cousin's cousins, etc., so it was typically around fifty people. they're the most down-to-earth people you will ever meet and incredibly interesting.your biggest {challenge}: presently, to keep from getting stressed out. a brilliant young lady by the name of cassie sizemore recently taught me the real meaning of COMPLETELY trusting in God's plan. i've never seen anyone walk so faithfully with the Lord and never doubt Him. i owe her a lot.

you {wish} to meet: abbie cornish, devendra banhart, dakota fanning, sufjan stevens.

you want to {be}: klara soderberg.

your {wildest} drea: to live in the mountains for at least part of my life. maybe overseas for a couple of years. preferably switzerland.

your {pet peeves}: when people are loud for no reason... or for a reason.

your {location}: samford university for a few more days. montgomery for christmas. maybe new orleans for new years and hopefully jackson hole for the summer.

your {childhood ambition}: i wanted to be an architect for a very long time. i went to architecture camp at auburn the summer after my tenth grade year and hated it. so pharmacy it is.

{surprise} us: when i'm at my house in montgomery, i have to check my closet and under my bed before i go to sleep. after i check my closet, i have to shut it and hear a certain click. if i don't hear the click, then i have to start over.

{describe} yourself: simple.

olivia, i just really like you. you are filled with life and beauty and love. you appreciate the Lord's creation and His creativity. you have impeccable taste and perfect style. you are nonjudgmental and open-minded and kind. keep blazing your trail, olive.

you are {delightful}.