where olive belongs.
“Want to know the truth about belonging?
It takes courage to belong.
It takes bravery to show up in your own skin.
It’s easy to fit in.
It’s easy to blend in and hide your outrageousness.
And it’s also the easiest way to lose the precious parts of you.
You deserve to be seen. You deserve to be heard.
You deserve to be known for the real deal that you are.
Stop taking the easy way out. Stop trying to fit in.
The best place in life is where you’re already okay.
Come home to you.
It’s where you belong.”
high window at home, in the storm.
“early impressions are like glimpses
seen through the window by night
when lightning is about.”
– e.f. benson
two words you don’t often find together.
how could i pass this up?
whoever named this is brilliant
it’s sure to bring a little sparkle to my home
la casita pacifica was just waiting for this
and didn’t even know it.
“I could see myself as a glitter hippie.”
when giving a friend my new address
she was surprised
that she already was familiar with that address
and she could let herself in
as she already possessed a key.
she used to care for a little black cat who lived there,
her client happened to be
the woman who sold me my condo
there is a new little black cat living there,
there must be something about the house
that needs a little black cat living there
to feel like home
I think they would have liked each other.
“I believe that life is chaotic, a jumble of accidents, ambitions, misconceptions, bold intentions, lazy happenstances, and unintended consequences, yet I also believe that there are connections that illuminate our world, revealing its endless mystery and wonder.”
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now that I’ve moved from the west side to the north side
do I have to learn new signs?
“search for beauty without features, something deeper than any signs.”
-francesca da rimini
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what a lovely surprise I found at my new home
when I came out to the front porch in the morning
an intricate web had been spun by a resident spider
such a beautiful welcome.
“salutations are greetings, it’s my fancy way of saying hello.”
e.b. white – charlotte’s web
some of us adapted to the move more easily than others.
“don’t let the good days get to your head, and don’t let the bad days get to your heart.”