“Being tender and open is beautiful. As a woman, I feel continually shhh’ed. Too sensitive. Too mushy. Too wishy washy. Blah blah. Don’t let someone steal your tenderness. Don’t allow the coldness and fear of others to tarnish your perfectly vulnerable beating heart. Nothing is more powerful than allowing yourself to truly be affected by things. Whether it’s a song, a stranger, a mountain, a rain drop, a tea kettle, an article, a sentence, a footstep, feel it all – look around you. All of this is for you. Take it and have gratitude. Give it and feel love.”
- Zooey Deschanel
I’m having a really gorgeous day and I hope you are as well.
I spent the day with a really beautiful, positive, inspirational person who treated me as her own daughter, inspired and encouraged me unconditionally, and showed me the very real and powerful presence of positive energy. Authentic positivity, love, and gratitude is most certainly transferable. It was an unexpected breath of fresh, spiritually-centering air.
“there’s only one last possibility…would you be helpless with me?”
“every guy here wants to sleep with you. you know that, right?”
her frank words took my breath.
were they meant to flatter? to empower?
certainly not. rather, they sunk me like a ship. at once i felt cold and heavy. she firmly held my gaze, accusingly.
it’s true. sometimes i flirt too much. sometimes i drink too much. sometimes i don’t return phone calls or emails. sometimes i’m selfish. sometimes i make crass jokes when people expect me to be sweet. sometimes i don’t make it to the gym and sometimes that hair doesn’t stay in place. sometimes i’m a horrible friend. daughter. sister. niece. grandchild. i’m the kind of girl a guy can easily walk away from. and i sing all the great rock songs about heart break and love never found like some cliche.
that’s the last thing i ever wanted to be.
perhaps this is my anthem.
girls who have huge wedding boards on pinterest freak me out
“i saw the lights go down at the end of the scene…”
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
- Maya Angelou
snuffleupagus was always my fave.
my latest interest and intrigue, thanks to ms. loren savini