A Delightful Person: Shannon Jehn


the story: she's my cousin, so i couldn't really tell you about the first time we met. i assume it was not by accident, and i bet it was great, even though we were babies.

your {soundtrack}:"horchata" by vampire weekend, "all delighted people" by sufjan stevens (how ironic), "reckoner" by radiohead, "world news" by local natives, "the one i love" by greg laswell, "let you love grow tall" by passion pit, "boy lilikoi" by jónsi, "the girl" by city and colour.your {script}: v for vendetta, hot rod, inception, garden state, braveheart, timer, a little princess.

your {rough draft}: mark of the lion series by francine rivers (i'm frequently dreaming up the perfect cast for a movie of this that will probably never happen), harry potter series (i'm frequently murmuring "accio" under my breath when i don't feel like moving)

your {shade}: green. i enjoy every shade of it.words to {live} by: so we do not lose heart. though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. for this momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. for the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. {2 corinthians 4:16-18} it is important to recognize the difference between amazement and faith. amazement is a function of the brain. faith is an investment of the heart that transforms the way that we live our lives. {paul david tripp} everything is relative, sometimes. {alex wolf}

your {escape}: a tribute to natalie jehn (my older sister) -- watching a movie while snuggling up at home with a box of little caesar's pizza, accompanied by airhead extremes for dessert.

your {inspiration}: stop and consider the wondrous works of God. {job 37:14}you {love}: belly laughs, snapple cap facts, meaningful conversations, attempting angelic harmonies, turning to the last page of a book, good company among good friends accompanied by good music.

you {hate}: talking animal movies/commercials. talking cartoon animals are fine, but there is something so unnatural about real animal's lips being forcefully moved and contorted by technology to speak human languages. for example, babe the move absolutely disgusts me.

your {fondest} memory: i'm going to risk sounding cliché when i say that disney world holds some of my fondest memories.

your {wildest} dream: to discover a mystery spot and build a house on it. google it and you'll understand.

your childhood {ambition}: inspector gadget and spy kids morphed my still-developing mind into thinking i could be a successful inventor. my first project was to eliminate car crashes by slapping powerful magnets with like-poles onto bumpers. never worked out.

you want to {be}: samantha brown on the travel channel. she gets paid to travel around to different countries to find the best weekend getaways. not even fair.

your {location}: i'm currently a junior majoring in speech pathology at the university of wisconsin eau claire. go blugolds (our mascot consists of our school colors mashed into one word... creative).

{surprise} us: sometimes when i'm bored i will practice writing with my left and in hopes of one day being ambidextrous.

your {purpose}: he must become greater, i must become less. {john 3:30}

{describe} yourself: optimistic.

shannon, i have never once known a person whose wonderful attitude remained so constantly unaffected by circumstances. you are consistent, a trait i admire above just about everything else. i've shared some of my favorite and most significant experiences with you, and i can't believe i'm blessed enough to share some of your DNA! you are pure-hearted, sincere, sunny, humble, and hilarious -- you have my heart. keep laughing, my beautiful cousin.

you are {delightful}.