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word or phrase to add to your army.
I am a nefelibata (neh-fih-lee-bah-tah). And guess what. It might just be contagious. But, that's OK. It's a pleasure to be one. This is a fun word that comes from Portugal. It means "cloud walker" or someone who lives and walks in the clouds of their dreams and imagination. When I go to the store, I look at people around me and dream up lives for them. I write in my imagination almost all the time I'm awake, and even sometimes in my sleep. More than one of my stories has come to me in a dream, either when I'm awake or asleep. But being a nefelibata only really refers to my waking hours. How many of you are nefelibatas?
This surrealist picture is from Robyn Porteen, a brilliant artist and photographer.
It does a great job of portraying a nefelibata walking the clouds
of their own imagination. I love it! This is her website.
I am Becky Lyn Rickman. I am a writer because I love words almost as much as I love the people in my life. I want to fill the world with magnificent words and then jump in and splash around in them. I live with Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, my cats, but the only words they really love are "meat" and "gravy."