Greetings and Salutations! My name is AnnaGrace Strange. I am 20-something living and attending school in Texas. Those who know me know that I am a words person. Thus, I have organized my “about me” as a series of words that describe me best.
Redeemed – First and foremost, my identity is found in Christ. My prayer is that each day I will become more like Him, so that I can honestly say, “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.” (Galatians 2:20)
Musicologist – I am currently working on my Master’s in Historical Musicology. After I finish, I plan to obtain my Doctorate. I am absolutely in love with the music of Johannes Brahms and Gustav Mahler and am intensely interested in semiotic and literary theories as they apply to orchestral lieder and symphonic development in the early twentieth century.
Runner – When I’m not buried in scores, you can find me in the gym, on the trail, or at the nearest local race. My favorite distance is the half-marathon (13.1 miles) – it is the perfect balance between distance and speed!
Analyzer – I am constantly thinking/observing/asking questions about the world around me. Along these lines, one of my favorite pastimes is people-watching.
Nerdy – I play chess, ride horses, rearrange sentences to avoid ending them with prepositions, LOVE ALL THINGS WORDS, study semiotic and literary theories, am addicted to NPR, watch oodles of documentaries, hate grammatical errors, and love every minute of it!
Traveler – I have been to England, Tunisia, France, Prague, Salzburg, and Vienna. While all are sublime, I left my heart in Vienna, Austria.
Green – My favorite color! J’adore!
Strange – I love the fact that it takes very little effort for me to live up to my last name. I also love the reminder that it provides that I am to be a stranger to this world (Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen). I enjoy indulging my quirky side and am frequently found saying, “who cares what anyone else thinks” – may He increase and may I decrease – not I, but Christ.