The letter that she wrote me was quite beautiful in its simplicity. You know, I realized something while reading the letter. In the moment, any given situation seems so significant and pivotal to our lives. It may seem like the end of the world for us, or maybe the start of a new one. After the passing of that moment, days, months, even years, that once momentous time becomes a mere memory, a memory lived so far in the past that we may even forget it. It dawned on me that at the time of all the occurrences she wrote about, those events were some of the most difficult and important of our lives. When I read that letter, I realized that many of those events were unimportant now, or even forgotten, until remembered. It makes me wonder how many occurrences and situations happening now, that seem like the most crucial and significant, will one day merely be a memory, something of the past. While getting an A in Ethics, working a good summer job, and figuring out what classes to take to graduate early are some of the most weighty situations right now, five years from now, those situations may be forgotten and stored away in some little locked box in the brain with the potential of one day being unlocked with the right key. What will be remembered though is the incredible people we were, are, and will be blessed to encounter, know, and love, throughout the course of our lives. Funny how a mere two page letter can put this into perspective.
11:08 am • 12 May 2013 • 1 note
Reflecting back on this year, it’s hard to remember first semester even happened, because it seems so far back in the past. This semester was a rough semester for everyone, it seems. It was a roller coaster ride complete with continuous ups and downs. As always, I have had incredible and peaceful days, and most importantly, a beautiful life filled with the greatest family and friends I could ever want. Way better than I deserve (but that doesn’t even begin to do their awesomeness justice). But this semester has also brought on a lack of time, faltering uncertainty, and escalating stress (oh and 19 credit hours). Honestly, I think I am just really tired and worn down. At the moment, I am overwhelmed, subdued, and pushed past the ease of my boundaries, but I know it will subside soon, it always has. Until then, it’s a quiet race to solace.
3:11 am • 4 May 2013
You are surrounding all my surroundings,
Twisting the kaleidoscope behind both of my eyes.
12:22 am • 30 April 2013
Sometimes occurrences or tragedies happen and they serve as a reminder that we are human. We don’t know the answers. We don’t even know all the questions. No one could have predicted the bombings at the Boston Maraton, the explosion in Texas, or any of many other tragedies that occur in our lives. One minute, everything is clear and calm and the next, there’s a storm, someone is hurt, killed, or somehow affected by the situation. These storms serve as a reminder for us to live and love with all that we have, for we do not know what tomorrow may bring. It is also a reminder that no matter how significant it is, we have the ability to help and make a difference somehow. And we should figure out how to do that and do it.
12:41 am • 24 April 2013
Even though you may not be able to feel it, accept it, or embrace it, you are loved. I know it’s hard to remember, but there is love everywhere and in everything. Challenge yourself, find it.
7:30 pm • 13 April 2013
The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.
7:11 pm • 13 April 2013
My first thought was “now what?” And I’m still thinking that. But for some reason, I am not upset or angry, I am just unsure. With so much uncertainty right now, I am still good, life is still good.
6:40 pm • 8 April 2013
Is it May 14th yet? I can’t wait.
7:02 pm • 5 April 2013