First things first: my favorite flavor of ice cream is vanilla, and once, I licked a tootsie roll pop all the way to the center without biting it (is that a relevant reference anymore?). I like to paint my nails colors like gray and taupe (if I get around to painting them at all) and have been working very hard to stop putting a second space between sentences when I type (old habits die hard).
I am someone who embraces average things.
And I also love words. They buzz around my mind throughout the days and keep me awake at night with their incessancy. I started a different blog back in 2010 because I needed to put an order to all the words that were bumping around in my brain.
If you ask me, it’s a great tragedy of life when we keep the words inside (even when we believe we have nothing out of the ordinary to say).
I’m finding, though, that there’s a certain beauty in the mundane–the way a toddler folds a towel or a newborn discovers his hands for the first time–and so this blog was born. A place for me to embrace the simplicity and do my best to choose to live each day well. That’s the best I can do, isn’t it? Wake up each day and live in the moments I’m given?