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Birthdate:Mar 16
I'm a little lawyer with a big tattoo, two sweet kids, a man I love, too many animals, and all sorts of stories to tell.

The most apt description of me ever written, courtesy of my long-time friend [profile] raindog: I am a fierce friend. I love and wound and punish and forgive and hold tight to my friends as Jacob wrestled and held tight to God and said, "I will not let you go until you have blessed me."

...I struggle with enormous discrepancies: between the reality of motherhood and the image of it, between my love for my home and the need to travel, between the varied and seductive paths of the heart. The lessons of impermanence, the occasional despair and the muse, so tenuously moored, all visit their needs upon me and I dig deeply for the spiritual utilities that restore me: my love for the place, for the one man left, for my children and friends and the great green pulse of spring.
--Sally Mann, Still Time catalogue
Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center, 1988

***Please Note: If you found your way here, welcome. I keep a revolving friends list, so I add and subtract at will. It's nothing personal and I'm more than glad to get to know you outside of the LJ arena if we hit it off.

I sometimes will add journals based on interests/languages/locations that intrigue me. If you find yourself added, and I haven't said hello, please excuse my poor etiquette. I'm actually friendly once you get to know me, but awful, awkward and shy with introductions.

Oh, and just to avoid any confusion, "catelin" is not my name. I am a Cate or a Cathy. I happily answer to either. Catelin is actually a reference to the creator of one of the very oldest surviving tarot with numbered trumps and one of my favorite decks.

I'm big on symbols and signs, as you will soon discover if you don't already know.***

Unless otherwise specifically noted, all of the content in my journal is Copyright © Cate Compton, 2000-2009.

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