Saturday, March 17, 2012
One of the few things I hold dearly to my heart is my mom’s journal. Buried amongst my small pile of books, my mom’s journal from her junior year of high school gracefully collects dust between readings. I honestly don’t know how I became the owner of this treasure, but I do know that certain boys liked to walk her to class and call her after school, and I know about her friends and loved ones of that year.
My mom has been gone for almost 18 years now, and I feel like the pain of her loss is barley setting in and taking over my emotions.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
We all have talents
Some are useful and some…
Not so much
For example, my brother Nate can do this crazy thing with his lips
That he swears up and down that no one else can do.
It’s kind of a shaking, funny sound thing.
It’s hard to explain.
Ollie has a cool talent
You know those stuffed animal vending machines?
The ones that NO ONE ever wins a stuffed animal from?
Ollie wins stuffed animals from them all the time!
In fact, I am the proud owner of five stuffed animals!
All of which are won from one of these vending machines!
It literally blows my mind every time he wins!
And it makes me love that kid even more every time.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Ever since I was a little girl, dance is something that I have always needed. Now, I have never had the skill, talent, or flexibility to be good, but somehow I have never been able to shake my love for it. Dance for me, is a way to get everything out. It’s so real and understanding. It’s a different language. No once cares what you are doing, as long as you are telling your story through your movement.
Recently, I have been needing to dance. I didn’t have time to fit a dance class into my schedule this semester, and it’s killing me. I don’t have time, and can’t afford public or private lessons, and so my living quarters have had to suffice.
Tonight, I wasn’t feeling whole. I needed dance. I found this lovely video on youtube and absolutely made my night. I think it helped fill the little gap in my heart tonight. The talent, grace and beauty of these girls is spectacular. Please enjoy.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
I've hit that wall