Thursday, February 28, 2013

Dreamer's Disease

All I know are plans. Plans for the future, plans for the moment, plans to get me there. I'm a dreamer and I just want my life to mean everything, but too often it seems to mean nearly nothing. At what point does it settle down, or is contentment a type of concession?

I think I'm attracted to settlers because I envy their complacency. Complacency in the perfect appreciation of now. To appreciate the moment in such a way that all plans are forgotten or simply lost to the beauty of this very moment. (George only knows this perfect appreciation for every moment in his life and maybe this is why pets bring such enviable, unbridled joy to our souls. Even when he sleeps, he is love.)

So many of my moments are sacrificed to the anticipation of my plans and that is my modern day tragedy.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Self Diagnosis: S.A.D.

If my Pinterest is any indication, I'm ready for summer. The thrill of a good chunky sweater is behind me, as I reach for the same black pants, champagne sweater and black boots combination I so readily coordinated back in December. The crisp air is simply cold, annoying and drying out my skin like a tanning bed without the glow.  

 Here Comes the Sun!
(little darlin')

Every kitchen needs an orange tree.

Friday, February 22, 2013

high five for friday

Happy Friday! We did it. I'm still spinning from being at a conference all week, but here are a few insightful thoughts. 
(also- my first linkup with FMGD!)

“And I will show you something different from either
Your shadow at morning striding behind you
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.” –T.S. Eliot

”The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” – Jack Kerouac

“Better one handful with tranquility than two handfuls with toil.” Ecclesiastes 4:6

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett