Friday, September 2, 2011

A Thesis For Today



This world of mine swings on the hinges of tiny shoes with laces that always end up getting stepped on. The days are strung together with clothespins that have been neglected into a driftwood-like existence, but boy, does the air smell good. Dinner is seconds-worthy but dessert is only half-finished. The sheets are wrinkled, the salsa has a kick.

Life is complicated and boring, it's magical and mundane. It's scooping up memories and holding them near. It's figuring out life and contemplating fashion for four straight hours on the leather sofa of a friend.

Happy long weekend, Homies. Take the grand and the iffy and mix it all up. Spike it with two shots of gratitude and garnish it with something decadent. Raise your voice only to sing. Wear your special occasion underwear. There's no better time than the one we're in - this one - right here.

36 comments:

  1. right here. praise jesus!
    girl, you sure do get it.

    love you-relax and have some fun this weekend!

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  2. Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
    Anne Frank

    Girl, you get it every time!

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  3. This time of year makes me giddy. Thanks for reminding me to make every day of the year just as today.

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  4. I think you should've taken a picture of your special occasion underwear fluttering in the breeze. (Hee!)

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  5. The right now is all we have. I can just smell that air.

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  6. I LOVE that picture! ... Have a fabulous weekend my friend :)

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  7. You got it girl! I know one thing for sure, my weekend got off to a fabulous start! Thanks :-)
    -heather

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  8. I plan on savoring every second of this weekend, whilst saying goodbye to the summer!

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  9. What FUN must lay behind that picture!!!
    If you ever run out.....I have some clothes pins in a similar condition! ;)

    Happy Holiday Weekend!

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  10. You always make my heart happy (even if I have to work ALL weekend!)

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  11. Couldn't have said it better myself!

    Have a great weekend, friend! :-)

    As always, thanks for your words that always make the most perfect sense!

    And yes..Holla!

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  12. wow.
    very well said.
    i love it. :)

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  13. Great post.....I agree you should have shown us that special occassion undie wear. You mean the ones without holes and the elastic worn out, hah.

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  14. this post makes me so happy. love every single word!

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  15. Wow! Your write beautifully and the photo evokes so many happy feelings. Thanks! Kit

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  16. Well said...

    And for some reason my clothespins look rather "drift woody" as well...

    ~Chris

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  17. You said it all so very, very, well. Tiny sneekers on a clothesline,cherish these moments,in a blink of an eye they will be hanging their own babies sneekers on a clothesline with weathered pins.

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  18. Love the sneakers on the line. Adorable. And "Raise your voice only to sing?" I think I'm going to write that on my mirror.

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  19. What an uplifting post! A great start to my happy weekend......:). Have a great one!

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  20. I love the way you mix your words together. Rich!!! Uplifting!!!

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  21. Mmmm. This is delish. Enjoy life this weekend!

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  22. love it shan! how did you know about my underwear? I'm going out on my first really real date with the hubby since Chloe came home...it's our 1st date anniversary (12th)! Thank you for reminding me to live it up this weekend ;)

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  23. That was lovely and made me smile. I think I've found my new favourite quotation: raise your voice only to sing.
    And tomorrow, I'll put on my special occasion undies!

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  24. sometimes, no, scratch that... all the time, i come here, read your words, and just hope and pray that somehow your perfect stringing together of words virtually transfers to my brain. i covet your writing. in a good way. happy beautifully long weekend.

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  25. your word pictures are amazing...and then you throw in "special occassion underwear" and kill me dead, in a good way

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  26. I love your blog and your writing...so inspiring for us moms!

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  27. You always make me laugh...special occassion underware. NIce.

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  28. I love you idea of mixing up the grand and the iffy all together...gotta remember that, always!

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  29. Love this photo!
    Great for making cards of them! Idea?
    I had not visited you for a while. But, am glad I am back.

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  30. you might be my favorite writer. ever.
    insightful and hilarious. it's a gift, girlfriend.

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