Catherine McWee

About Me

Quotes that describe me:

“Thinking about history makes me wonder how I’ll fit into it one day, I guess. And you too. I kinda wish people still wrote like that. History huh? Bet we could make some.” ~Casey McQuiston, Red, White, and Royal Blue

“Sometimes you have to jump and hope its not a cliff.” ~Casey McQuiston, Red, White, and Royal Blue

“The Older she’s gotten, the more she prefers to think of love as a hobby for other people, like rock climbing or knitting. Fine, inevitable even, but she doesn’t feel like investing the necessary equipment.” ~Casey McQuiston, One Last Stop

“If my life is going to mean anything I have to live it myself.” ~Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

“With great power . . . comes great need to take a nap. Wake me up later.” ~Rick Riordan, The Last Olympian

“No. I can survive well enough on my own – if given the proper reading material.” ~Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass

“Don’t let the hard days win.” ~Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury

 

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston is a novel I discovered through a different novel. McQuiston is a relatively new author and I was introduced to her first book, Red, White, and Royal Blue back in November of 2020 and I adored her writing style. One Last Stop Was released on June 1st of 2021 and quickly became my favorite. August Landry is a main character that I resonated with, she’s on the tail end of her college years and still doesn’t know where she fits into the world or what she wants to do. She was raised on true crime and mysteries, something I myself often seek out and enjoy, and has lived her whole life under the cloud of an unsolvable cold case. Throughout the story August learns where and what she is meant to be and finds a person who encourages her to do what she is passionate about. The banter between her roommates and accidental crush Jane had me laughing out loud and ready to start my own New York Adventure.

Liberty Leading the People by Eugene Delacroix is a personal favorite work of art. The message behind the piece and the feeling of patriotism it instills is awe inspiring. I first saw this piece when I had the opportunity to visit the painting in France. It is not a painting that usually draws a crowd, that honor is saved for larger vibrant works but the message behind the painting is one I could not forget: We will Rise. The woman in the painting stand on a battle field littered with the bodies of the fallen and hosts the flag above her head as a rallying force to those behind, a symbol that they will not back down until the last has fallen. This felt especially powerful to me because the woman in the painting is Liberty, therefore the meaning behind the piece is that Liberty shall never fall.

Ouran Highschool Host Club is a 2006 Anime about a host club in a probate high school academy. This show is over the top hysterical and outlandish that it is just a ray of happiness in any bad day. I absolutely love the banter between the characters and their outrageous solutions to simple problems. They provide both inspiration for my own comic relief characters and a little humor to my day.

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Forgettable

 

Not suicidal 

Just in denial

That no one would notice

If she disappeared for a while

 

Gone for weeks

No body peeks

in to see if she is okay

 

Here for days

and nobody says

“Hello, how are you today?”

 

Dismissed

Not dismayed

she works alone 

Not far is she blown

from her goals 

buried deep in her soul

 

Forgotten

but not forgettable 

regrettable

her life seems unmeaningful

But she is wonderful

 

Her smile can brighten a room

Her energy clears the gloom

 

Those with patience

know her to be gracious

a generous hand

always understands

the need for silence 

at a loss of guidance

 

Maybe forgettable 

but not unreliable

 

She will be there

until, to her despair

she is replaceable

but not breakable

 

forgettable 

but not,

unreliable

unlovable

or

breakable

replaceable 

 

she is resigned

no fates are ever entwined 

with hers

so nothing

lasts