Nana Jo

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About me

Gender Female
Location British Columbia, Canada
Introduction Woman, wife, mother, Nana, daughter, sister, friend, lover, introvert, reader, writer ... so many titles worn in joy and grief, beauty and love, in ever-changing permutations. I love book stores and cosy coffee shops. I love being held, and knowing my own little world is safe. But I love, too, the challenge and joy of going beyond that into a place that is sometimes uncomfortable. I love the myriad and complex emotions which create my humanity, that understands, like Emily Dickinson, "my impenetrable, confined spaces". At 56, I still believe in a childhood sense of magic, in optimism, and in dreaming.
Interests My beautiful grandchildren, reading, writing, poetry, art, music, my church choir, perusing thrift shops and flea-markets, architecture, heritage buildings, knitting, cooking, travel ... beauty in many forms.
Favorite Movies A Room with a View (and anything else Merchant Ivory, Educating Rita, My Fair Lady, Muriel's Wedding, 84 Charing Cross Road, American Beauty, Amelie, Enchanted April, Fried Green Tomatoes, Love Actually, Finding Neverland, Les Cage Aux Folles, Romy and Michelle's Highschool Reunion, Out of Africa, Turtle Diary .... and many more!
Favorite Music Nina Simone, Yo Yo Ma, Rufus Wainwright, Leonard Cohen, Samuel Barber, Grieg, Mozart, Beatles, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Lorena McKennitt, Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Queen, King's College Choir, Wynton Marsalis, Eva Cassidy, Gregorian Chant .... I know, I have very, very eclectic musical tastes!
Favorite Books Muriel Barbery, Joseph Campbell, Jane Austen, Michael Ondaatje, Alice Munro, Margaret Atwood, Madeleine L'Engle, David Sedaris, Jeannette Winterson, H.E. Bates, Lucy Maud Montgomery, P.G. Wodehouse, C.S. Lewis, James Joyce, Timothy Findley, James Herriot, Annie Dillard, Bruce Chatwin, Sue Townsend, Gail Anderson-Dargatz, Dag Hammarskjold, Barbara Kingsolver.