October 6, 2009

what i thought about walking to work today

I’m amazed at the way there’s always something new to be learned about someone, even people you’ve known forever... I have lots of lifelong friends who I think i know inside and out – and then they’ll do something or say something that completely surprises me.

Yesterday I told Radley some of the random things that have been bouncing around in my head lately and he said, “You’ve never told me any of this before”... And that really got me thinking about all the millions of things residing within us somewhere that have never been spoken or written or acknowledged... I tend to feel like I have no secrets, like I’ve told at least someone – even if it’s just my journal – everything.

And that’s just not possible. There will always be words that are just your own.
And I don’t know why, but I really, really love that.

4 comments:

Anna said... [Reply to comment]

oh such a great thing to think about. i have never even thought of that before!
thanks for the beautiful truth(s).
: )

xo-

nicole addison said... [Reply to comment]

i do too :) it kind of makes me fall in love with myself all over again, knowing all ive experienced and made it through. thanks for this :)

Abby said... [Reply to comment]

that is a bit of sunshine in my day... that there is always something to learn. that you could go your whole life without knowing everything there is to know about a person. makes me want to stop and take a second to think of some of those things about myself.

s a m said... [Reply to comment]

i love that too laura. and its wonderful to know, especially now that so much of your life is shared (in a good way!), there will always be things that are still your own.