Hello, I'm Diana!
If you met me: you'd be surprised that I'm so short. Everyone else seems to be, anyway...I'm 5 feet tall and just about every inch is attitude.
Oh, and you'd also be surprised at how big my breasts are, because most people say that photos don't do them justice. They are very gainfully employed so I am not complaining.
You'll never guess: I'm on active duty in the U.S. Army, but it's a major existential crisis for me these days. I'm a clarinet player in a special band, one that will never, ever deploy and doesn't do weapons training or any of it. Yet, I feel very strange putting on the uniform every morning when I spend my time at home teaching and living peace to my children.
Writing is a form of communication that has gotten me ahead in the world because I had really outstanding English, grammar, and writing teachers when I was very young, so I have the mechanics down pat.
I do it because I'm one of those people who has a lot to say and whether or not anyone "listens," (reads) it still feels good to get it out of my head.
No one knows this, but I'm currently struggling with food and weight issues, and this is not the first time in my life this has happened.
My favorite person in history is _________________ because s/he:
Well, as a musician by trade I'd have to agree that J.S. Bach was the most important person to musical history because the rules for how western music is written were all derived from what he did. His contribution to society was phenomenal and we're not done with it yet, 300 years after his death.
My favorite person in history...well, that's a hard one, but I'm going to have to go with the seven founders of La Leche League. League has supported the changes that are happening in my life as I've evolved in my mothering, and without the community of support I've found in the women there, I'm not sure I could have successfully made all of those changes in my corner of the world.
Have you read Jan Hunt's The Natural Child
? Her work, speaking on behalf of children, has been the greatest influence on my approach to my own children.
(I also really enjoyed a book called The Jukebox Queen of Malta
because it colorfully depicts life in WWII Malta, the country where my father was born and immigrated from.)
Oh, and: I visited Malta in 1999 and the trip totally changed my life. Everyone there is short with big breasts and dark curly hair, just like me. I spend some time every day thinking about Malta or telling someone about Malta or corresponding with someone in Malta. I'm very proud of that ancestry and the fact that it is so unique.
I'm very interested in getting to know you all and I really hope to carve out some time to spend on this project, as well.