“Listen, it was always going to be a totally shit time.” - Love Actually
“I’ve been circling for thousands of years and I still don’t know: am I a falcon, a storm, or a great song?” - Rilke
“I know that nothing has ever been real/ without my beholding it./ All becoming has needed me./ My looking ripens things/ and they come toward me, to meet and be met.” - Rilke
“Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.” - John Green
“You are a divine elephant with amnesia.” - Hafiz
Relic of an uncertain night.
His goodness lives in me.
Returned unto the earth.
This feels close to perfect
“… the complex way of truth…” - Robin Romm, The Mercy Papers
Before it’s all gone
“Wholeness will come back to us.” - Cat Mailloux
“These ordinary objects show us that they are governed by the same laws of physics that govern the celestial bodies on which we rely.” - Leah Frankel
All hearts beating since arrival/ But guaranteed no survival
So much of the world is right above our heads.
Wrinkles, not rolls... still not sure if I'm a dog person.
Can past tense be a friend? Be my friend?
"How do we how do we how do we not fade away" - LP
Real love can scratch
"Lonely stars find broken hearts" - Byron Brown
You could have had much more
The friend who surprises you, but also never surprises you.
I have a new friend, her name is sadness.
I’m ready to smile/ Sincere/ Toothy wide/ Laugh until you’re dry
"The world needs more you in it." - Random poster
Perfection: when your niece fits perfectly into the crook of your neck
Victorious: the feeling you get when you find the cumin in the cupboard amidst all your roommate's one-thousand-and-one spices.
Sisters: a relationship where all you do is be yourself next to another person
Fun fact: in Minnesota they call it "Duck, duck, grey duck."
Joy: that feeling you get when you feed a goat and you become equal parts terror and exhilaration.
I think I was made for mountains. So maybe I should find them.
It was surprisingly perfect.
When you get talked into buying the memoir of a man who pretty much thinks he is Jack Kerouac.
Heath Ledger walked these halls. And so did Joseph Gordon Levitt.
Dilemma: when you are in Seattle and realize you lost the screw to your glasses in Columbus
"It's Beyonce's world and we're just living in it." - Anderson Cooper
"Our hearts were ringing in the key that our souls were singing" - Earth, Wind, and Fire
Cat: a vision in Easter-Sunday-purple
"So hold me close 'til the night turns gray. Different faces but the song's the same." – Overcoats
My love for sailing > My sailing ability
"At any rate, that is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great. When it comes to one, it comes as naturally as sleep." - My Antonia, Willa Cather
- Searching for Sunday, Rachel Held Evans
It left a mark.
"Is there implied hope encapsulated in the mere expression of hopelessness?" - Moses Sumney
"And when I sleep, let me dream all the time so that not one little piece of living is ever lost." - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith
Perseverance: the result of really not being able to do a handstand but really wanting to do a handstand
So we sat swinging to the hope, that we'd swing a little more.
A piece from Dia: Beacon. It felt like a painting.
"She was the last cowboy, all romance and failure. The world was changing, and her kind didn’t have anywhere to go. Being a beacon of hope for lesser people is a lonely business." - Mistress America, Greta Gerwig?
- Agnes Martin
A piece by Agnes Martin. It was titled Friendship. It felt perfect.
My carpet bag. Like Anne of Green Gables.
"It's all my aunties with babies in their tummies" - A drawing by Emery Louise
When you've found your person...
Give me my moon and my midnight wind. I'll keep living here.
Ninth floor: Neuro ICU
Hint: starts with "M"
" We learn that it is not the rays which bodies absorb, but those they reject, that give them the colours they are known by." - Far from the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
- Wendell Berry
When things are broken, things spill out. It can't be helped.
Sometimes the stars align perfectly... but not in your favor.
Dancing with two left feet.
"Maybe we can be friends?"
- Sol LeWitt
The world's best salad dressing.
She might always be stronger, but I will always be faster.