My name is Sara Chan. I am many things. Besides most of the things listed above, I am … a child of God, a daughter, wife, mother, sister, cousin, niece, granddaughter, friend, and writer. Today I am also a blog-crasher. I have the great privilege and blessing of counting Allison among a handful of nearest and dearest friends. When she asked me to do a guest post I was so honored. What does it mean to be “a writer?” To me it means being able to breathe and speak, to actually tell my story. I have often said that I speak most eloquently in the dialect of ink. Many times I have not been able to adequately convey my thoughts through voice so I have lifted my pen and let my hand do the talking for me. On more than one occasion, Allison has referred to me as a “wordsmith.” I am not sure I am worthy of such a sophisticated title but broken down to its rawest definition, I guess it fits. I LOVE working with words! While I enjoy writing of all kinds, I am most usually drawn to poetry. I am convinced that I may even dream in rhyme . . . from time to time. Somewhere, somehow God placed in me a slight fiber of the Dr. Seuss gene. I find it remarkable that the combining of individual letters can have such power. Words, whether written or spoken, can be responsible for enlivening the senses and stirring up a vast array of emotions (for better or worse). I know they say a picture is worth a thousand words; and when you encounter such undeniable talent as my friend’s here at Feather Nest, I would most certainly agree. However, one day, Allison and I started playing with the idea of combining her gift of capturing a story in pictures with my love of painting pictures with words. We were pretty excited with what transpired! Below is our latest collaboration and I hope you enjoy seeing it as much as I enjoyed writing it. I know Allison loved photographing this sweet girl with a special story. We all have a tale to tell and I encourage you, reader, to write yours. Words needn’t be prolific. Grammatical excellence is unnecessary. I challenge you simply to write and enjoy the sweet fruits of your labor!
Miss Sophie was in fact born in Japan, she just recently spent the month visiting here in America and graced me (and her family) with her presence and emergent baby smiles.
Now she is traveling back home to Japan again. So, glad we got to capture a bit of her story while she was here. I can’t wait to see her passport stamps next year!
Isn’t Sara awesome?? She can do that in the blink of an eye with kids screaming in the background. I can barely handle getting dressed with kids hollering. The girl’s got extreme writing ability. Blows my mind. I kind of like sharing my friends with you here – I happen to think I have super cool friends – obviously.