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6.18.2012

these days:























some days things are just harder. i wish i could tell you why, but i can't. some days the girl that cuts the line at whole foods and whose silly boyfriend just stands there knowing she screwed up but instead of apologizing or pointing it out to her just gives you a king of sly/smug smile really gets your panties in a twist. and some days it's hard to untwist them. some days you cry, just a little on the subway. and you wonder why people can't begin their emails in a way that is a wee bit kinder way and you find you're really exhausted and without words and then your brother lays a piece of truth at your feet and you knows he's right and you know he says it out of love, but it's still hard to have someone else point out what you most dislike abut yourself--what you most fear.
and so it is on these days and in the days that follow that i remind myself to light a candle in the morning. to find a new song to play on repeat. to make a latte and sit and listen to the birds and slow down and give thanks for the fact that another day has come.


(and a little inspiration with which to begin the week):

Love after Love. 
Anne Lamott: Becoming the Person You Were Meant to Be.
3 AM.

21 comments:

mwoodall said...

I so completely agree with everything you just said. I've had those days the past couple of weeks. Trying to come out of it. Glad to know I'm not alone in feeling that way. :)

Freya Lily said...

Wonderfully put :)
YOur words are beautiful!

Fromfreyawithlove.blogspot.com

wildchild said...

i love this. i hope your days are getting better. it's a new week :)

wildchild said...

p.s. all of those links? so wonderful.

Jacob Phelps said...

I have days like that sometimes. There hard to get out of. But the recommendations you gave sound so serene and peaceful. Your thoughts are one of the many reasons I adore your blog.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

ugh, stupid girl/stupid girl's-boyfriend.

Alexa said...

ya know, i woke up this morning excited to read my usual blogs and see what interesting, truthful, beautiful things each of you would put out into the world, and now i now why. because we don't know each other, but i know you get it, and you say it so well.

Stephanie said...

Ah I just love your blog! Such a fresh breeze on the internet. I´m going to do exactly that tomorrow morning.

Ana Magdalena said...

posts like this one are the reason i read your blog, even when i am on blog-vacay!

deconstructingthegirl said...

Thank you so much for sharing your insights and also the lovely article at the bottom :) ... Your honesty is always refreshing and your writing always revealing in the best way!

www.deconstructthegirl.com

colleen said...

i had a similar post today. if only people could be kinder in e-mails. if only. but the small things help. as does slowing down. and the passage of time in general.

Lori said...

your words are wonderful as always. i've had a day or two JUST LIKE THAT the last couple days - and it's nice to know i'm not alone.

www.black-girl-with-bangs.blogspot.com

Laura Marie said...

I had that poem hung on my mirror for about five years... Soulmates, indeed, my friend. :)

Suhi said...

those days are hard. oh, for the little things that give love to ourselves ! :)

Mackenzie said...

oh, we are so on the same page! a smirk on the subway, on those days, can unravel me. it's all a matter of growing that thick skin. i need to get me one of those.

The Lewicutt's est 2006 said...

Uggghhhh. DITTO!!! I'm feeling so melancholy and can't pin point why.... you're not alone.

Jennifer M. said...

Ughh I hate it when people are stupid. Even worse when they're with someone stupid and don't seem to want to apologize for it. At least that girl's the one stuck with the guy who can't stand up for anything and you're not. Lol.

Heather said...

I LOVE that print - is it from Etsy?

elizabeth shay said...

it really is the little things that help the most at times, isn't it?
tonight it was giving myself a manicure and some ben & jerry's fro-yo.

I always enjoy catching up on your writing after I've lagged behind for a couple weeks.

Lorren Lemmons said...

Thank you for this. It has been one of those days -- and possibly the whole week before today has been one of those days. Today I finally ignored my to-do list and played the piano for an hour and while I still want to cry I feel a little more human.

meg fee said...

yes, I can't remember the seller's name, but i did get it from etsy!