Major: International Relations
Can’t travel without: My great-aunt’s music box and my old beat-up copy of “The Phantom Tollbooth”
My family are April (Mom), Chris (Dad), Jamie & Sara (older sisters). My hobbies are writing (mostly fiction; I’m currently working on a sci-fi novel), acting, singing (both classical and musical theater).
I can’t travel without my great-aunt’s music box and my old beat-up copy of “The Phantom Tollbooth.” Strange, but true. The song played by the music box has these lyrics: “Somewhere out there, beneath the pale moonlight, someone’s thinking of you, loving you tonight… Somewhere out there, all the skies are blue, and we’ll be together somewhere out there, we two.” When I travel, listening to it reminds me both of home and of how blessed I am to be “somewhere out there” among people that I love and that love me.
“The Phantom Tollbooth” is my favorite book; I’ve reread it so often that the spine automatically opens to my favorite scenes. Its simple wisdom and wit never fails to make me smile contentedly.