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What I love about November

Monday, November 1st, 2010

I love November.

The rain falls and washes away the dry of summer and I couldn’t be more relieved. I love the muted skies and crisp breezes. I love the trickle of rain all day replenishing the trees and grass…filling up the rivers and streams. I love family and friends and how the upcoming holidays seem to bring them just a little bit closer, a little more often. I love sending greeting cards and updates to how my fall has begun.

I love leaves blown around, sticking to my windowsill. I love that my chickadees, the crows, the woodpeckers and my hummingbabies still visit when all the other birds have flown south.

I love making imprints of leaves and telling everyone how grateful I am for all the little and big things they do that affect my life without seeming corny, or despite it! I love that Autumn warms its colors to help fight off the chill setting in.

I really, really love November!

I can’t believe how quickly this year has passed by. It is already November! And I am terribly behind in my reading goals because they were very specific—not from a lack of reading, I just tend to read a bit more organically by choice. I am also behind in my list of things to do.

Having said that… I am NOT behind in my journey to niceness. I have been diligently sending postcards to strangers and friends alike. I have been leaving little notes and gifts. I have been paying for the people behind me in drive-up windows. I have been following the suggestions by the wonderful Operation Nice. And I have been spending time with the people I care about, and isn’t that the point of life?

I am grateful it is November. And I am looking forward to each and every day of this month. =)
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Outside

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

28/365 Rain, originally uploaded by kristineinindonesia.

Outside, water was suspended in the air like a science experiment–an experiment that had been going on for thousands of years, and constituted the weather…

Nicole Krauss in her new book, “Great House

I absolutely love the way she weaves words together and stitches complex human emotions into every sentence. This book is definitely worth getting. And if you are not familiar with her work, you will almost inevitably love her first book, “The History of Love“.

There is nothing…

Monday, June 28th, 2010

…a good pair of rainboots and stripey socks can’t handle…no road too broken, no hill too high, no sadness too deep, no situation too mussed.

© BeNonsensical.com / Crowgyrls.com

 

Oh, the road gets so bumpy and rain falls. Good thing I love rain, love, love, love it. And bumpy roads make for great photographs, don’t they? I will move forward through the muddy times, through the sadness, through the tears and find new photographs to take, new books to read, new friends to make, new adventures, new cubbies to explore.

Life is all about the cobblestone and rubber boots. It is all about the rain and the struggles and the unexpected connections. It is about the frailty and exposed state of being exactly who you are…