one of the most satisfying experiences i know is just fully to appreciate an individual in the same way i appreciate a sunset. when i look at a sunset … i don’t find myself saying, “soften the orange a little on the right hand corner, and put a bit more purple in the cloud color” … i don’t try to control a sunset. i watch it with awe as it unfolds. it is this receptive, open attitude which is necessary to truly perceive something as it is.
don’t think about what can happen in a month. don’t think about what can happen in a year. just focus on the twenty four hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be.
spending time with marissa & pam monday - tuesday was so fun. coming home to pete (and a perfectly clean house) was the best. i didn’t sleep well. i worked in my classroom from around 10 to 4. made some progress but still a ton left to do. long day. i am wiped out. more soon, loves.
edit: so, we had two super fun days at the jersey shore. the weather was absolutely perfect, we got to walk the boardwalk, play games, the water was cleaner and clearer than i’ve ever seen it, we saw a seal swim by the spot where we had literally just been swimming (they made everyone get out of the water, but we watched him swim by and pop his little head up, so cool!). we watched golden girls and ate yummy food and took a bunch of photos (obviously), it was really great. a perfect little getaway before the chaos of school (i am going in to work on my room today). i missed pete SO much, but it was a great time. glad to be back with my bubs. :]
beautiful flowers from hyenaspit.
and i can’t find the words
to make it sound unique,
you make me strong.
i can’t believe i’ve found
someone this kind,
you’re so nice and
i’m in love with you.
la by old man river
me, today. hi! [dress]
give up defining yourself - to yourself or to others. and don’t be concerned with how others define you. when they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious presence. you can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.
this week was good.