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11.21.2011

i believe...



in stemless wine glasses. in the feel of the bowl in my palm. i believe in white wine. sauvignon blanc, of the new zealand persuasion, imbibed barefoot in the kitchen--vegetables roasting in the oven.

i believe in men who can wear a sweaters. in over-sized oxfords and penny loafers. that cauliflower is the most interesting and versatile vegetable out there. that truffle oil pairs nicely with almost anything worth having (popcorn).

i believe in laughter and big, rolling tears--the need for both, the importance of of both, the beauty of both.

i believe all things aspire to music.

i am learning that a lease hardly ends the moment you are ready to leave. and so a shuffle-step ensues. of learning to live around those things that elicit frustration and unease. and that sometimes an expansive room and a jaw-dropping view are not enough to tether one to a place.

i believe in buoyancy. in the calm that comes from dusting. or reading. or long, hot baths. that we've all failed. and we're all flawed. and that happiness must be found on one's own. separate of anything or anyone else. because everything ends, eventually, everything ends. and most things, given enough time, enough space, enough heaven-sent perspective reveal themselves as blessings.

i believe that no gift is greater than that of sitting in silence and listening. really listening. and that we get to choose our friends. and as we grow and get older, discernment is vital.

i believe in peanut butter. an on an intellectual-level i believe in peanut butter in moderation. but on an experiential level i only believe in peanut butter in moderation when it's already too late.

i believe in the attempt. in the leap. and that things happen the very moment you think they never will--the very moment you give into that, accept that, make peace with that (easier said than done).

i believe in the return. in coming back. in coming home, wherever home may be.


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41 comments:

hrck the herald said...

Great post! This is a feature in some women's magazine, and it's always a favorite of mine.

A silly one, but I personally believe in cooking baked goods for a little under the recommended time. :)

debbiecutieface said...

your writing is just so real. So inspiring and genuine.

tu y yo said...

this is beautiful! also, i love stemless wine-ware. they're the best (and safest).

Ariel said...

love this so much!

Alex said...

I've missed your writing!

Abigail said...

Again... so inspiring. I love your prose! :-)

Anonymous said...

I love that you said, "I believe that happiness must be found on one's own." I find that so many people pour the entirety of their life’s expectations for happiness into the hands of one mere person.

Aman said...

So glad you're back and writing!
Say more, Meg!
I'm listening.... :)

Katya said...

Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

So glad you're back. We miss you. Write more!

Mal Mecham said...

I believe that this is exactly what I needed on a rainy Monday morning. I also believe that you are simply fantastic. Thanks, once again, for knowing exactly what to say. You're simply amazing.

Lilianarenee said...

This is amazing.

Claire Kiefer said...

So beautiful, as always. :) And comforting. And as for peanut butter in moderation, but only when it's too late? That's how I feel about wine :)

Keisha Rae said...

This is beautiful. and real.

French Lover said...

What a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing.

Bisous!

Alivia said...

My soul is so still when I read your words, Meg. Could you pretty please write a book so I can give it to people I love as gifts & wallpaper my rooms with the pages?

dulcet whimsy said...

What an inspiring post!

Frankie said...

These words are beautiful as always.

Josie said...

You have a talent and way with words. Also, I love that you like NZ Sav - as a kiwi currently living in dreary, grey London, I MISS IT SO!

lisa. said...

your writing is so beautiful. i love ready the way you capture the little things in life in the most eloquent way.

Toni said...

Love.

Erin said...

this is beautiful. and it makes me wonder... are you leaving your apartment or appreciating the fact that you have it? "...sometimes an expansive room and jaw-dropping view are not enough to tether one to a place."

Abigail Smith said...

always elegant and intelligent with your words.

you have an amazing talent.

I'm excited to see where it will lead you in the future! =)

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

This was so lovely to read :) We are very similar in the things that we like!

nancy said...

goosebumps. and I am wholeheartedly with you on the peanut butter issue!

lcb | on the park said...

Meg, I'm glad you're back. I found you randomly some weeks ago, and promptly read back through the archives. I relate to your experiences so much, NED and all. Thank you for putting yourself out there.

christine said...

I believe you are a writer and pretty darn good one to boot. Thanks for such calming and yet inspiring thoughts for a dreary Monday.

Sera said...

i just really needed this. thank you, meg, for always having such a beautiful way with words. :)

Jenni Austria Germany said...

sometimes your writing makes me cry. i don't know why, but it does. and i mean that in the very, very best way possible. <3 <3

we need to have a chat soon, btw!

Meghan said...

amazing writing and perfect photo to go along!

Lottie said...

As everyone above me has said...great writing.

I am trying hard to find my own happiness but sometimes it is hard but the moments when you have it make it all worth it.

And I love stemless wine glasses too and trying to persuade the other half they are just what we need...although he think they are too cool.

Emily said...

I love everything about this post :)

d&d said...

loverly! i love all of those!
except truffle oil. i think it smells like garbage. and it's not even made from truffles!

Katie said...

Oh! I love this!!

jacquelyn | lark + linen said...

I couldn't have said it better myself. This was truly beautiful

chocolatefan said...

wonderfully! like a deep breath of air for me today...thank you!

chocolatefan said...

and yes, you ARE a writer. talented and gifted

Jennila said...

I want to print this out and stick it on my wall. Beautiful and necessary during this rainy week.

Anonymous said...

for some reason this just hit me somewhere deep inside. i really needed to read this today. love.

Kate said...

Beautiful! You've done it again. I'm simply jealous of your amazing writing abilities. But I have to say I love that picture as well.

The Less Than Domestic Goddess said...

Simply beautiful writing. Thank you for sharing this.