Hello June!

Thursday, June 1, 2017 No tags Permalink


    • Good Things
  • haircuts
  • the ocean air
  • waterfalls
  • falling asleep under the stars
  • farmers markets
  • when you step outside in the morning and the air seems fresher and crisper than it does during the day
  • trampolines
  • ice cream
  • car rides and night-time adventures
  • the sounds of nature
  • feeling the wind in your hair
  • long bicycle rides
  • the beach at night
  • picnics under the shade of a tree
  • lying in a field of flowers
  • fireworks
  • brightly painted toe nails
  • good company
  • making a wish on a dandelion
  • driving with the windows rolled down
  • flowers
  • reading in the sunshine
  • cold brew iced coffee on the patio
  • naps
  • summer rain and the sun shining through your half-drawn blinds in the morning
  • people who give hugs with a little squeeze at the end
  • outdoor cinemas
  • movies that make you laugh
  • movies that make you cry
  • movies that make you do both
  • how every single day the sky looks different
  • clear blue skies that remind you of the endless possibilities that life has to offer
  • listening to songs that you listened to when you were younger
  • dusk
  • days like these
  • hope
  • now

“…I want first of all – in fact, as an end to these other desires – to be at peace with myself. I want a singleness of eye, a purity of intention, a central cor to my life that will enable me to carry out these obligations and activities as well as I can. I want, in fact – to borrow from the language of the saints -to live ‘in grace’ as much of the time as possible. I am not using this term in a strictly theological sense. By grace I mean an inner harmony, essentially spiritual, which can be translated into outward harmony…”
― Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“When you love someone, you do not love them all the time, in exactly the same way, from moment to moment. It is an impossibility. It is even a lie to pretend to. And yet this is exactly what most of us demand. We have so little faith in the ebb and flow of life, of love, of relationships. We leap at the flow of the tide and resist in terror its ebb. We are afraid it will never return. We insist on permanency, on duration, on continuity; when the only continuity possible, in life as in love, is in growth, in fluidity – in freedom, in the sense that the dancers are free, barely touching as they pass, but partners in the same pattern.

The only real security is not in owning or possessing, not in demanding or expecting, not in hoping, even. Security in a relationship lies neither in looking back to what was in nostalgia, nor forward to what it might be in dread or anticipation, but living in the present relationship and accepting it as it is now. Relationships must be like islands, one must accept them for what they are here and now, within their limits – islands, surrounded and interrupted by the sea, and continually visited and abandoned by the tides.”
― Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea

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