‘The words fell in strange and awkward shapes;
they fell on me and into me,
and I was surprised how soothing they were.’
from ‘What the Light Hides‘
by Mette Jakobsen
Twenty-one words is a blog about books and birds and words.
Mostly, it’s about other people’s words and how I’ve responded to them: what other people have written, how their words make me feel, what they make me think. Words can make us laugh, cry, think, hope, dream, rage. But they have no meaning unless they are shared.
Whatever words I share here, I share because they mean something to me. I would love to hear from you if they mean something to you, too.
But wait …
What about the birds?
I began this blog in 2014, creating it as a space to talk about and share the things I love in the world around me. My first posts were twenty-one words long or less (hence the blog’s title, Twenty-one words). And they were often about birds, the beach and the bush (hence the blog’s subtitle, Tales from the birdgirl).
But blogs change and grow and evolve. Perhaps my focus will change again one day. In the meantime, feel free to go back and read the posts I wrote before June 2016. I hope you will enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them.
In the meantime …
You’ll find three main types of posts here these days, loosely collected together in three series. Click on the links below to find out about each of these series: