do you ever wanna listen to music but every song is just not the right song
To paint a leaf, you have to sacrifice the whole landscape. It might seem like you’re limiting yourself at first, but after a while you realize that having a quarter-of-an-inch of something you have a better chance of holding on to a certain feeling of the universe than if you pretended to be doing the whole sky.
I’ve always worn a necklace. I don’t know why it is that I feel sort of naked without one. Anyway, the past three years, my daily necklaces have been gorgeous presents from Nate.
Well, my friends were right. I needed to stop wearing his necklaces if I was going to heal.
So my neck was bare for a few weeks. I didn’t like it and I didn’t know what to wear. I considered my Great Aunt Becky’s beautiful pearls, but as much as I love those, they don’t quite feel like ME. I felt very strongly that my new necklace be representative of who I am in this world right now.
A few days ago I was at work, waiting for Holly to be done counting the money so we could leave. I was futzing around at the table with free stuff for staff (early release books, notebooks that weren’t selling, etc.) and without really thinking I picked up a shitty necklace that was once $4.
It’s a Gratitude necklace. It says “WITH THANKS AND APPRECIATION”. And you know what? That is what I want to be a defining characteristic of my life, right now and always. I am so grateful for every moment, for every person, for every place, for every opportunity. There is so much in my life to be appreciated. I am wearing gratitude around my neck everyday and I couldn’t be prouder about that.
Two years ago I wrote in my movement journal “It’s hard to stay in a state of hurt when your constant, general state is so happy" and I can’t decide if that’s still true to how I feel.
(That said, I mostly am doing really really OK. Just, sometimes you sob to “All Too Well” and you don’t know how to come back from it.)
MATILDA IS THE IDEAL MOVIE AND HERE IS WHY
- female protag
- no love story cause shes a six yr old
- bff is a small girl of color
- bechdel test passed in like the first ten minutes
- anti-bullying message
- anti-abuse message
- pro-learning message
- this girl is so smart she can move things with her MIND
- teaches kids that if ppl are toxic, even if they are family, then you don’t have to stay with them
- cute as frickle
- great soundtrack
- happiest ending
- infinitely relatable
these are the facts people
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