Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Truth

"Growing up Southern is a privilege. It's more than where you're born, it's an idea, a state of mind that seems imparted at birth. It's more than loving fried chicken, sweet tea, baseball, bibles, and country music. It's being devoted to screen porches, magnolias, coca-cola, and each other. We don't become Southern, we're born that way."

3 comments:

Kyle said...

hey emily...you're awesome.

Anton said...

Innnnteresting. I was born in Wisconsin, but I've lived in Texas since I was 5 months. I never considered myself Southern, or even Texan, but then I guess there's a difference between Southern and Texan anyway.

I like your Southerness though.

Martha Elaine Belden said...

i really like this. sometimes i wish being texan was a little more like being southern. but not really... i love southern sensibilities and southern people. but i'm okay that i'm not southern.