Things that make me smile.
breeder: Driving for an hour in the car to my parents’ house, while blaring my favorite songs and singing at the top of my lungs. Then I notice that the fighting has stopped and I hear the little people in the car singing along with me. Getting into a good book. By good I mean, it has to be one that I don’t want to put down while I’m fixing macaroni and cheese for dinner. Who says I can’t...
All night dark wings flopping in my heart. Each an ambition bird. The bird...– from The Ambition Bird by Anne Sexton
He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions...– F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (How did I not appreciate this book in high school??)
Nothing in moderation. Everything in excess.
I live my life on the premise that life is meant to be savored and enjoyed in the present, and not suffered through as a means to an end in some nebulous afterlife. My life is mine. It is what I make it, and I choose to make it a wonderland of experience. Unfortunately, this way of thinking often leads to excess. Moderation is hard, particularly for me. It’s difficult to set limits, and...
Then wear the gold hat, if that will move her; If you can bounce high, bounce...– The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald