August 9, 2011

meg. and a quiet, easy joy.

I first met the lovely Meg this past March during my trip to New York. 

Before then we'd been blog acquaintances, you could say, with so much in common we were bound to get along. There was our love for words, to start, and for writing, for acting and lattes and live music so brilliant it makes your heart swell. Many of you, I'm sure, are familiar with her blog, so you'll understand what I mean when I say that her words inspired me at a deeper level, made me feel--in the best of ways--remarkably, gut-wrenchingly understood. What she shared of herself struck a chord, so to speak, and when she so kindly invited me to visit her book club, I was thrilled to join.

I remember feeling intimidated when I first met her. She's stunning, for one thing, with a rare, graceful, classic sort of beauty. But beyond that, she also has this grounded energy about her, a centered intelligence that makes you want to ask her questions just to hear how she might answer them.

In a nutshell: I liked her. We became friends.

That was five months ago. And then, this past week, she was in Chicago for Lollapalooza and we were able to spend an entire day together. We basically cafe-hopped our way through my neighborhood, basking in the unusually perfect weather and swapping stories about anything and everything. In the span of twelve hours we shared moments of the rawest sadness, the most hilarious laughter, and the purest, giddiest happiness. (Seriously--there may have been squeals.)

All this is to say that I'm grateful. Grateful for this crazy, wonderful blog community full of the most creative, inspiring people. Grateful for the chance to meet an incredible, admirable, refreshing person like Meg. And grateful, too, for friendships that boast a quiet, easy joy. 

Because really, what could be better?


Jennifer Rod said... [Reply to comment]

Lucky you! Meg is a great blogger and i would love meeting her...

Ana Magdalena said... [Reply to comment]

She is lovely and so are you, two of my favorite bloggers together!

ag. said... [Reply to comment]

This is such a sweet post. It seriously warms my heart to hear of such a connection...and from a friendship that began through blogging. So lovely!

Emily Lou said... [Reply to comment]

this is a bit random, but has anyone ever told you that you resemble keri russell? (that's a great thing.)

Mocha Mornings said... [Reply to comment]

You and Meg are my two favorite bloggers in the entire blogosphere (is that a real word?), so this makes perfect sense.

Sounds like you ladies had a lovely time!

Paula said... [Reply to comment]

it makes perfect sense that the two of you would be instant friends :)there is something about the both of you - something so incredibly special!

Laura Marie said... [Reply to comment]

@Emily Lou Haha I've been hearing the Keri Russell thing since 7th grade! (My hair was still curly during the "Felicity" years.)

wilybrunette said... [Reply to comment]

ummmm. i love this. but i look a little overripe in this photo, no?

Liz said... [Reply to comment]

this was so sweet. I find it hard to explain the blog community to people who don't blog - family and friends who think it's a little weird I broadcast my life on the internet - but I have gained so much inspiration and so many friends through this community, I just love it!

missy. said... [Reply to comment]

she is darling. that is so awesome you got to have such an amazing day. those are always the best.