September 14, 2010

today i believe...

... that those first-day-of-school butterflies still feel wonderfully exciting, even when you're twenty-three and in your second year of grad school.

... that these sumtumn (yep, summer/autumn...) days feel refreshing and invigorating, like endorphins for the soul. 

... that homemade garlic asparagus soup might just be my new fall staple.

... that chatting with strangers---especially when it involves teaching non-English speakers some of your favorite English words (winsome, lighthearted, crestfallen)---is a really refreshing reminder of how lovely people can be. 

... that despite all your best efforts, you can't always be "on"... and that's okay.  

... that returning, years later, to a place or a person or a passion you once loved, can warm and break your heart all at the same time.  

(Photo: lois slokoski)

11 comments:

Mary @ RoomPolish said... [Reply to comment]

I love this! so uplifting...put a smile on my face : ) thank you!

~Abby~ said... [Reply to comment]

I love that picture! :)
Agh. I've been in school for about a month. I'm over it already!
I love meeting new people!

Have a great day.

xx,
~Abby~

Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

All of this sounds heavenly!! Hugs to you lady! xo

Oh, My Darling said... [Reply to comment]

Aww, back to school butterflies!! What a feeling!

Heidiopia said... [Reply to comment]

Love those reminders of how "lovely" people can be! You'll have to share your garlic-asparagus soup recipe-- it sounds divine. :)

kara lynn said... [Reply to comment]

ooh i loved this list! so great!

wilybrunette said... [Reply to comment]

these are so perfect. they are always so perfect. yes warm and break the heart all at once--oh how i know that!

and tell me of this soup you speak of, how does one make it!!!

ps: one day we will meet in a corner cafe. and we may never get up. i anxiously anticipate that day!

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Abbey said... [Reply to comment]

such a lovely post!

Abbey said... [Reply to comment]

such a lovely post!

Emma Jade said... [Reply to comment]

i miss the first day of school butterflies!