Hi Rebecca! Such a thrill to meet you! I love you so much. After meeting you in I Thirst and absolutely falling in love with your method of writing poetry and expressing your random self, I had to meet you!
Thanks for taking the time off of your crazy school schedule for this interview.
Hi, B.R.B.! Awww thanks so much! I’ve heard amazing things about you, too. It is truly EPIC to finally meet you!!
You’re too sweet! Anyway, here are a couple of questions about your writing. What is your favorite poem that you have ever written?
What is the most inspiring city/park/building that you just couldn’t wait to sit down and write in?
Hmmm I would say Erice, Sicily. There is this beautiful castle on a cliff that is famous there. It looks like something out of a fairy tale, and even pictures inspire my imagination. It’s so beautiful. Or perhaps somewhere in Naples or Palermo. Or maybe Banff, Alberta. My friend Peter lives there and actually does just that—sit on a bench and write near this incredible lake. I hear that it’s really inspirational.
As a girl with standards, what do you look for in a guy?
I think I have high, but not impossible, standards. I look for a guy who shares my values and faith most of all. He would follow the code of chivalry, even if that seems to be a lost art. It’s really important to be counter-cultural in the world in which we live today, and he would share that outlook of mine. The sad thing is, many people either think that such a guy doesn’t exist or is boring. But I believe he is out there, and the latter couldn’t be farther from the truth. I also look for a guy who respects me for who I am. I’m a pretty quirky person—random insanity is my lifestyle! I take joy in the littlest things and can be pretty silly. If he looks down on that because he sees it as less “cool”, then he’s not my type.
YES YES YES! I totally get where you are coming from! Same here. I have really high standards. Some people feel bad for me because I have such a limited choice, but I seek God and I only want what’s best for my life, so I don’t freak out about that sort of thing.
*high five* That is awesome, B.R.B.! As one of my favorite authors would say, I think we are “kindred spirits” in this area. It’s always so great to find someone else who agrees in this department! It’s easy to feel like you’re on an island when it comes to “old-fashioned” values. Trusting in God and His plans is definitely key.
Exactly! Now a few questions about your friends. What makes your friend Peter so awesome?
Peter . . . where do I start. He’s such a paradox. Ok, wait . . . dude, that is IT. He is awesome BECAUSE he is a paradox!!! He is quiet yet thoughtful and well-spoken, gentle yet firm, intelligent yet understated. Most of all, he is just . . . Peter. Sorry, does that even make sense? Am I rambling? I don’t know why talking about him makes me ramble. It’s just hard to really, truly convey his epicness. I know him so well, and yet it’s almost a mystery to myself, much like the way he appeared so suddenly in my life.
No, you’re not rambling at all. Ok, maybe you are, but that’s ok, because I know exactly what you mean. I can be exactly the same way about some of my best friends! Lily and Kate, for example. My cousins/sisters. I never even tried to fully explain them!
What do you like most about Adriana?
Adriana is absolutely insane—even more insane than me—and not afraid to always be herself. I think that’s what I admire the most about her because it goes deeper than that. I know that she will always be there for me because she never tries to be fake about anything and everything she does is sincere. She is a loyal and true friend.
Absolutely insane. How Awesome is that? I’m excited to talk to her!
YES!! I talked to her earlier today, and she said she was excited, too . . . only translated that excitement into some sort of superhero/Star Wars hybrid metaphor. I’m still trying to decode it.
That’s next week though! Here are a couple of questions about your young life. What did you want to be when you were little?
And a couple of questions just randomly about you. What is your absolute favorite color and why?
My favorite color is pink, not because it’s “cute”, but because it’s feminine. There is this quiet gentleness to it that reminds me of what I am and what I would like to be. There’s also just something about that color that always puts me in a good mood if I wear it or even see it . . . which is pretty random, but also the best thing ever.
What is your biggest pet peeve?
My biggest pet peeve is when people say, “No offense, but . . .” because it is obvious that something offensive is going to follow it. Or when they say, “It’s just a joke!” as if that makes it ok. For someone as silly and random as I am, that really means something. I enjoy joking around all the time, but some things just aren’t funny.
Do you think you turned out the way your parents expected?
My parents are pretty quirky themselves, so, if they were expecting someone ten times more random and insane, I’d say so. 😉
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?