Friday, September 30, 2011

in mundo non sed de mundo

A small list of things I loved today:
1) it was Friday
2) I had a twenty minute class today. and that was all
3) hammocking in the sweet shade of the pines
4) finding what Sarah and I made (picture below) in my car
5) biking in the autumn wind
6) watching anthony and cooper spar
7) learning about Visa the ninja
8) almost letting go of explosive laughter during the inappropriate time
9) then letting it go later
10) eating chocolatey things at Rembrandt's while reading good books and journaling silly thoughts.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


This is my new friend. Her name is Chuck (short for Charlotte) and we've already had some adventures together.
Life is sweet as of now.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Happiness is only real if shared-Christopher McCandless

this weekend confirmed these and many other things in my mind:
-God always supplies what I need. Always.
-God loves me too deeply for me to grasp
-I want more than anything to pack my things and go. anywhere.
-Dear friends and adventure are the ingredients for a most excellent road trip
and much much more.

Oh dear Jesus, help me be grateful. Help me get rest. and above all, help me to love people the way I ought to.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

ten years

ten years? has it really been ten years since I was shaking in the living room as I watched the fire and smoke on the television. ten years since my mom was crying and I didn't know why. I was only eight years old. I didn't realize the impact that this day would have.
the terror of the acts done on this day, ten years ago, has only grown more and more terrifying to me as I get older. I am still so young, but I have lived life and I have been free. how precious that is to me.
how precious that should be to you.
I hope with all of my heart that you remember this day. I hope you remember the fear, the uncertainty and the grief. I hope you remember who or what you clung to as you watched the images on the screen. I hope you remember what a nation under God truly feels like.
today is so important.
that is one thing I hope you never, ever forget.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

give up the things you love for love.

"You are every part of my beating heart, You are the blood within me. My love outweighs my lust for you, my head outweighs my heart.
I am with you through eternity, until my blood stops pumping. 'Cos without you rushing through my veins, there is no life within me.
Give up the things you love for love. Love despite your mood. Take me as I am, let me love you.
Blood on the hands of the Son of God, Oh, the pain that love brings. I will try to defend our love from false feelings. Bend like a bow in the archer's hand, though arrows run swiftly. Strike my flesh, then my bones then pierce my heart- love's poison seeping.
Give up the things you love for love. Love despite your mood. Take me as I am, let me love you.
Dead to the world, you've become my universe. An act of perfect poison-crippled, deaf, and blind inside I've become. My arms hang loose from my shoulders.
Without my arms I cannot hold a shield or wield a mighty sword. Every drop of blood that stains the earth, a stamp on the ground that I love you.
Give up the things you love for love. Love despite your mood. Take me as I am. Let me love you." -King Charles

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

little pleasures

life is so crazy. that's all I have to say for now.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

tell them anything you want

Spike Jonze. Maurice Sendak. Brilliant. Inspiring. Depressing. Perfection.