Living

Once woven into mine, these severed hands loved me then and they care for me now

But hands are not houses and houses only become homes if the people inside them bring inanimate things to life

A bedside lamp won’t just be a grey lamp with a white shade but a means of which to swallow every line Atticus Finch will speak past 3 a.m. when I’m feeling lost again

And my bed will no longer be the only place I can rest

I am cared for, I know, but love that was born without wings is a baby bird never taught to fly: jumping from twig walls and willing to die trying, so show him that wings are not evil extremities ready to steal him away

They are tools worthy of pride, capable of taking him anywhere his mind and body push him to go

And let him go there

This is the kind of heartache that camps out in the sun for so long it becomes dull, shriveled into nothing and obsolete

I can’t bring myself to throw it away; it’s become something to look at and remember that it once sustained entire lives

There are days to come when sleep will only appear because I am tired, and Joy will be sitting calmly at the foot of my bed waiting for me to wake up; get some rest and get back out of bed in the morning

Show me that it’s possible and I’ll tell them that I’ve seen it

We can be happy without metal chains slithering around all of our feet

You can love me if You want to, but I am prepared to embrace the entire universe regardless

To look at constellations like blueprints even if they don’t make sense yet; to build something out of the stardust anyway

I will live right here or in a thousand inhospitable places – anything You can imagine – and never hesitate to call it a home

Our home, full of life


 

Hopeless Wanderer – Mumford & Sons

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OOTD: Nautical Inspired Look For Spring Weather

I’m not the type of person to enjoy cold or even cool weather. I mean I’m not completely insane. I get excited about cold fronts after having a long, torturously hot summer just as much as the next guy. This is Florida after all, so cold weather is rare and should be reveled as much as possible because it comes and goes in a flash.

Except, just kidding! We’re nearing April, which usually means beach days, turning on the a.c. in your car for at least ten minutes before being brave enough to actually get inside, and sweating basically 24/7. But no. We’re coming to the end of another fun cool snap of weather, which means breaking out my long sleeves and tights after long assuming they could be forgotten about until sometime in November.

Cold weather makes me grumpy and cool weather just seems like it can’t make up it’s mind. I’m probably the only person on the planet who thoroughly enjoys feeling like the heat is suffocating me.

I don’t know.

But hey, I’m looking at the bright side. I get to wear cute outfits. Sure, it’s not the tank top and flip flops I’d prefer to be wearing, but it’s still fun.

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Does anyone else share my lack of enthusiasm for cold weather? Someone please sympathize with me here.