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showing my heart

a few weeks ago, the lovely blogger micaela of dolce vita, wrote to ask me if i might consider participating in a series in which ladies show their heart through a picture, a poem, a song, a quote, a piece of clothing, and a place. i'm often not a fan of the typical "blog series"--i find them to be tedious and a little boring. but not this one. i so loved looking at what the others before me had done. so little said and so much revealed.

in fact, i liked it so much that i thought i'd share it here.

the other heart posts are so wonderful i must suggest you hop over to micaela's blog and scroll down--you'll be introduced to a whole new group of wonderful bloggers.

a picture: 

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this picture was taken this last summer by one of my oldest friends and good lord was he making me laugh!
i've struggled a lot over the years with having my photo taken, but this has to be one of my favorites. because it's so not about vanity. i look at that photo and think, yeah, i'm happy there. and because i look at it and see that i'm happy, i then look and fall in love with my veiny forehead, my mole-peppered arms, and the way my nose crinkles when i snort.

a poem:

a song:

(so hard to choose, but this go round, let's go with this one)

a quote:

I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once

John Green

an item of clothing:

i got this rain coat when i was fifteen and about to head out on a two week tour of munich, salzburg, and then lucerne. over the years it has weathered quite a bit with me. i almost threw it out just a few years ago-- it was looking a little worn, but i couldn't bring myself to do it. there's too much history there. and thing is, end of the day, when it's raining, it still does the job.

a place: 

i don't have a picture for this one, so bear with me. a place? well, i'm in park city, utah right now. slowly, over time this place has begun to feel like home. it is a respite. a haven. the place i came as a child with my family and fell in love with the mountains. where i learned to ski and learned the power of the sport. now as my parents toy with idea of one day settling here, i find myself rooting for this, because it already feels like home. there are roots to this place. but really, the end of the day, home--a place--is with people. and family, well, that's all there is.

but when all else fails and i'm feeling a little blue...i'll take a bathtub any day of the week!

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haley said...

Love this! What a neat idea, definitely going to go check out some others. Thanks!

RetreatingAndAdvancing said...

What a lovely post! I love John Greens quote :)

Carmela said...

Beautiful...I absolutely love the picture and the poem. Great post!!!

Anonymous said...

i feel the same way about bathtubs!

Amanda Noel said...

Oh that poem makes my spirit sigh. I love it.

Dia said...

:) Because you too like words... http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/03/i-like-words.html

Annelies said...

I love everything about this post. Tears in my eyes and smile on my face.

Chelsea said...

You have the best blog of all time.

renata said...

i adored that picture so so much :)

Emily said...

Lovely as always, Miss Meg. (I was perhaps a little too excited to see the quote you chose. My personal favorite from his latest book. :)

Sarah McCabe said...

Oh, how I loved this post. The John Green quote, perfect (although of course almost every one of his quotes are, I just posted a quote of his on my blog as well). In fact, this looks like so much fun that I may just copy this for my blog.

Anonymous said...

Love so much I want to take part. My blog today will be this one. :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Sonja said...

this really is a good set of questions...and a thoughtful set of answers to accompany them .
also must say that it's so weird, I've had that song on replay for the past week or so, and repeatedly playing it on guitar.
haha. good choice good choice.

Lottie said...

I love this post--and in that photo you look so happy, which is exactly what phtoos are for :)

Micaela said...

meg, you are amazing! thank-you so much for sharing your heart (such a good heart). The poem touched me especially this line : " i want to lie down somewhere and suffer for love until it nearly kills me, and then I want to get up again and put on that little black dress and wait for you."

Of course that would be the poem to show your heart.

THANK-YOU sweet girl!


Betsy said...

That quote--that quote! I love it. It makes me think of my husband. We were friends for 7 1/2 years. Every once in a while I would think what it would be like to kiss him but never acted on it and never really truly wanted to. It seemed a bit scary somehow. Then all of a sudden, home for the winter break during our first years of grad school after living 800 miles apart, I was just gone. Totally in love. Who knows how it happened. "Slowly and then all at once." Perfect.

meg said...

Kim Addonizio is a fucking goddess! and so are you, Meg.