i am so incredibly grateful for the people in my life. i don’t know how i got this lucky. especially those who have been a part of my life for so long. being known so deeply and knowing another (others) so deeply is such a rewarding feeling. to be able to sit with an old friend and be comfortable with silence but to also have no end of things to talk about gets me in such a good mental space.
year in review
•so many wonderful concerts
•falling more in love everyday (365 times more since today last year)
•launching my jewelry to the public
•witnessing first hand the full cycle of death and rebirth of my parents love for eachother
•going to portland for the first time
•our anniversary in portland and seeing radiohead for the first time
•whistler in the winter
•snowshoeing for the first time
•running the sun run for the first time
•completing my first half-marathon
•drifting further from people who once were my heart
•continual gratitude for what i have
•wilco twice in a row
•girls trip to my favorite island (gabriola) and making friends with the locals
•hitchhiking for the first time
•going to Furthur with my pa
•going to bowen island for the first time
•hiking in pemberton
•little big burger in portland (best burger ever. period.)
•drinking too many glasses of wine
•high tea at the empress
•eating sun soaked blueberries and strawberries and raspberries fresh off the plants
•forgiveness and understanding
•tattoo number two (birds)
•the end of our teenage years
•plans, plans, plans
•drinking way too much with my two best friends at roosters and dancing on top of speakers
•finally purchasing lucky charms after living on our own for longer than two and a half years
i think that part of the reason why i like middle earth so much more than this earth is because the evil in it is recognizable and holds roots in darkness. the evil in this earth is not so easily picked out and roots itself in day and night and everything in between.
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psssst! here’s a sneak peak of my jewelry which will be available on December 1st
this lovely girl is Montana. she was an amazing sport as I made her model my jewelry for a couple hours at the beach on a cold, wet, and windy day
sometimes when i’m looking in the mirror, i get caught on the wrong side of the glass….
and i’m not really sure what it means.
it just is.
can there please just be one aspect of my life where you do not reside? just that constant reminder of a part of me i can’t escape…everytime i think it’s gone, you show up like ‘hay look at me!’ and i seriously just want to punch you in the face…even though you aren’t a tangible form…
i don’t like seeing that in myself.
i think that if you go on an adventure to find the biggest oldest tree in the whole world and just sat under it for a whole day
the wiseness of the tree would radiate into your whole self and everything you ever had a question to would suddenly make sense - in fact everything would just make sense. you would figure out your whole life’s meaning right there under that tree.
the wisdom of children
i remember being little and finding solace in buttons. smooth different colored buttons - one would start a parade of flashing lights, one would cue ethereal disjointed sounds, and one would speak to you in comfortingly incomprehensible monotone. and everything made sense. now i press those same buttons and i think too hard about what it means…then all at once, i hear nothing.