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3.28.2011

a week at home. just not long enough.

cape cod

dinner

pasta

dinner2

stella

stlla sola

new york's winter this year was so long and so hard that i began to pine for time in texas months ago--my body literally craved it. so i gave myself a week. a whole week. and yet i blinked and it was over.

i wish i could bottle the time. stretch it. make it last. but as quickly as it goes there is no way to measure the value of dinners at home or time spent in the car with my mother--trying out the restaurant of my father's choosing, or just perusing large air-conditioned stores.

last night we invited our dear, dear friends maria and gail over for dinner (maria took care of me when i was just a wee of a thing). maria took a look at me, tilted her head, and in her lilting italian accent asked if i'd fallen in love. it was the loveliest compliment.

maybe time at home, dinners outside, time with the people you love most in the world--maybe those are the next best things to actually falling in love. i can't wait for that day when they all intersect.

27 comments:

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

What a lovely post :) I feel like that too, though home for me is closer than for you. I don't want to live there permanently again, but I do need to go back often to feel like I'm whole (if that makes sense). I'm so glad you had such a lovely time! Your pics are always great, I love the new camera.

Autumn said...

I love this.

Mallory said...

you are beautiful!

Sonja said...

Aww sounds like an awesome break! I know what you mean about the long winter, Toronto isn't any better :o(
Glad you had such a good time back home! :o)

aubry. said...

i had a text convo with my friend robin today - literally 20 texts back and forth - about mastering the art of the bathroom mirror self portrait. dslr, n' all.

wwwwhy do i looks so ill when i take mine? i need lessons. teach me!

Nicole Marie said...

that tortellini looks delicious!!

robin said...

i am aubry's friend robin, and please do tell! how do you take sucha good bathroom mirror self portrait? i struggle.

Cara-Mia said...

What a sweet post. If only we could manipulate time.

Maria said...

This is so beautiful, and so are you!

communikate. said...

this makes me homesick. i long for dinners with family and running errands with my mom.

i'm glad you had a wonderful time though. sorry it went far to fast (as is always does!)

Emily G. said...

Forgive the cliche, but there really is no place like home. Glad you could get away to it for a little while.

You are gorgeous, by the way.

vintch said...

goodness, you are pretty.

i love home, too, and what a special compliment. and you most certainly did fall in love--you fell back in love with the beauty of your stomping grounds, and that's a very special kind of admiration.

emily said...

time at home just seems to zoom by so quickly. I'm glad you got some lovely weather, food and were with your favorite people!

Jennifer Rod said...

oh my, my, my! the pictures are so pretty... and you are gleaming. and yes, in love with the feeling of being home, feeling loved by those around you and the memories you cherish. Beautiful post! :)

Taylor Yves said...

good grief, your eyes! so stunning, my friend.

Ana* said...

1) you're beautiful
2) great photos
3) Absolutely agree with you, those are the best things to fall in love with

Alex said...

I hope you had some Lupe Tortilla while you were here! [Maybe I'm eating there tomorrow. Maybe I go at least twice a month.]

Harley said...

You are beautiful! Your trip home looks like it was wonderful.

Libby said...

you look so pretty and the food looks so yummy!

Kelly said...

No matter how long I go home, it never feels like it's long enough. I miss the days of college summer, with months to slip back into the peaceful comfort of "home".

Kate said...

I love your pictures! (I'll probably say that every time.) And I totally agree. I feel 100% whenever I'm with my friends and family. They really are the most important thing in life. Love will happen, or maybe it won't. But those people will always be in your life.

dull boy said...

meg, it amazes me how diferent you look in the various photo's you post of yourself

(all awesome of course!)

Jenni Austria Germany said...

yours are some of the only posts that i read and then think about later in the day. i love this one. and did i know you were from texas?! that is so close to my oklahoma. my time there flies by too.

Anna said...

Wow you are beautiful :)

Kelly said...

You are an excellent photographer! All that food looks so delicious. And this line - "maybe time at home, dinners outside, time with the people you love most in the world--maybe those are the next best things to actually falling in love." so, so, so true.

Jennifer M. said...

I really like the colors in the 2nd photo. Very rainbow-y. Pretty! :)

Bridget said...

mmmmmmm is that pesto tortellini?!