Inhaling

“You know how some people, when they're together, they somehow make you feel more hopeful? Make you feel like the world is not the insane place it really is?” 
~ Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood 

 

We headed to Portland for 48 hours; arriving one by one and leaving the same way. I am claiming the moments, the words, the laugher, the tears, the honesty, the love and friendship mine, and caring for them deep inside of me. 

But the photos. . . . some of those I am sharing. 

I sit and marvel at life, how blessed and full and amazing it is if we are open to it; if we just say yes. If we listen and care and pay attention, if we are tender and understanding with others and ourselves, we are in turn given opportunities to grow. And in the process we get to know ourselves just a little bet better. 

“Every time I thought that I was "put together," I realized that we're always putting ourselves together, gathering the world in, letting it sift down and form us.” 
~ Rebercca Wells, The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder