i want to write like this: every little thing is gonna be alright.
[btw, thanks to erika for sharing it in the first place!]
i want to write things that provoke the emotions.
i want to describe and take you there.
i don't want to just tell you.
writing was the number one reason, nearly 2 years ago, when i decided to invest in this black beauty with the name dell on it.
but when life gets busy or you get bored, eh, lists are always easier.
i used to write stories back and forth over email with my friend pj.
i used to write colors. light. emotions. shadows.
i want to get back to being contemplative no matter if it's busy or silent around me.
i want to work harder and refine the writing experience i live out.
and my first thought is, even though i love my nightly little ceremony of sitting down to post and read others posts, maybe or maybe not the way to go for me would be posting less. not every night. then again, second thought is, i might get lazy. maybe the answer is focus more. think about what i want to say, and write it.
so: that link up there makes me cry.
this one...makes me laugh:
in which the children are napping.
my favorite part?
I'm not really fond of spending nap time cleaning, it just doesn't seem right.sometimes... leanna. cracks. me. up.
Know what I mean??
Of course you do. That is the beauty of blogging. You always know what I mean.
Rah Rah Rah. (Sarcasm, sarcasm, sarcasm in case you need interpretation)
this post is just too beautiful for words. it's one of those posts.
. . . odd little quote in the comments of that post:
you can always tell what kind of a person a man really thinks you are by the earrings he gives you.
i tried to take a picture of the setting sun out on our front step, but sadly the blossoming leaves make it hard to see the shades of ripe orange. this one is the best i took of it, and i kind of like the way the curtain is blurred.
in other news: the leaves of our 3-or-4 rhubarb plants are big enough that lyddie was just fanning me with one on this late-afternoon 80ish day. oh golly. so not ready for this really warm weather!! i prefer 60s. but heck. if it comes, it comes. i'm starting to crave some rhubarb crisp or something. the fresh desserts are comforts in the heat of the year, you know?
it's a strange phenomenon; sister faces.
what can and seems to happen a lot: smile curves synchronize. attitudes and brows raise at the same time and place. silliness comes out inbetween the most composed captures. if one sibling happened to be bummed about sitting in the back and not next to an older sibling, everyone's emotions would be ironed out with the fun the camera brings into the car.
today, after mom, anna, rach, lyd, and i braved the wondrous film of thor on big screen again [lyd and mom didn't come last time], i fell for a caramel frap with an extra shot of espresso at starbucks. it was the happy hour or whatever they're calling it; so half off? come on. that's the only way i'll buy a fru-fru drink these days. it's probably been a year since i've purchased a drink like that.
i was really thankful for the drink on this balmy day. it came out of the blue. and tomorrow's going to be just like it.
it seems this year everyone's talking about weather a whole lot more than other years.
or is it just me?
all the rambles on weather and things like that reminds me of this scripture... pretty darn interesting to practice in the day in, day out things. but there's always something to be thankful for, yes?
see that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
[1 thessalonians 5:15-18 esv]