knee deep in weeds

notes on living a life

a shift || week 45

"We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand, and it is no good moving from place to place to save things; because the shadow always follows. Choose a place where you won't do harm - yes, choose a place where you won't do very much harm, and stand in it for all you are worth, facing the sunshine." 
~ E.M. Forster. Room With A View

the week is full of deep conversations, being heard, laughter, beautiful views and oysters. 
it is full of simple truths, shock and trying to understand, and a bit of fear.
i find gratitude each day and so much beauty, i speak my truths kindly and grow.

"The only lies for which we are truly punished are those we tell ourselves." 
~V.S. Naipaul, In a Free State
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i compare the need to write what is inside of me with the weight
of my camera, and right now
my camera wins. . .  

“If one is out of touch with oneself, then one cannot touch others.”
– Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea

i feel the need for a shift
for my own sanity and my own growth. 
i buy a new journal,
i buy a coke,
i relax . . .

"Max stepped into his private boat and waved goodbye and sailed back over a year and in and out of weeks and through a day and into the night of his very own room where he found his supper waiting for him—and it was still hot."
~ Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are

i make a pack with myself to let go of some of this pain, 
(yes, i think it might be that simple)
to allow the beauty of life to float around me, never unnoticed
to aim for happiness,
to just love . . . 

"For Siddalee Walker, the need to understand has passed, at least for the moment. All that was left was love and wonder ~Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood,

“She generally gave herself very good advice (though she very seldom followed it).”
– Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

how was your week? 
cheers. . .