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I love Christmas lights. It is so pretty to look down the street and see all the houses twinkling. I hope we can decorate and put up the tree this weekend, I'm ready for some holiday happiness.

God Says Yes To Me

I asked God if it was okay to be melodramatic

and she said yes

I asked her if it was okay to be short

and she said it sure is

I asked her if I could wear nail polish

or not wear nail polish

and she said honey

she calls me that sometimes

she said you can do just exactly what you want to

Thanks God I said

And is it even okay if I don't paragraph

my letters

Sweetcakes God said

who knows where she picked that up

what I'm telling you is

Yes Yes Yes.

-Kaylin Haught (from The Palm of your Hand, 1995 )

Jul. 5th, 2013

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And if you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit-
Rest if you must, but don't quit.

Life is strange with twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns
And many a fellow turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow-
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a fair and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup,
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure inside out-
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt.
And you never can tell how close you are,
it may be near when it seems afar.
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit-
it's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit.
I have never felt this way. I am so confused and sad. I hate going over there, it makes me sick to my stomach.

I just don't know what to do, and no one else seems to know either.

What is the lesson in all of this?

May. 29th, 2013

I'm sorry I'm so house obsessed lately! I promise I'll be normal again soon.
I am officially finished! All exams done and papers submitted.

I only got 86% on my psychology final, which is disappointing. Hopefully my final grade still rounds out to an A. Other than that, I am so glad to have a break!
"The mind must always be in the state of 'flowing,' for when it stops anywhere that means the flow is interrupted and it is this interruption that is injurious to the well-being of the mind. In the case of the swordsman, it means death. When the swordsman stands against his opponent, he is not to think of the opponent, nor of himself, nor of his enemy's sword movements. He just stands there with his sword which, forgetful of all technique, is ready only to follow the dictates of the subconscious. The man has effaced himself as the wielder of the sword. When he strikes, it is not the man but the sword in the hand of the man's subconscious that strikes."
- Takuan Sōhō

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