-Joyce Carol Oates
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The future freaks me out. In one of my old sketchbook-diaries, I once doodled a ghost against a storm of black scribbles. I named it “past,” and right beside it are the words “Sometimes it haunts me in my sleep.” One tossed grad cap and several steps into the proverbial Real World later, a new kind of ghost started to haunt every nook of my head. It was scarier, bigger. It named itself “the future.”
“…Reading the right one at the right time can make all the difference.”
-Brandon Sanderson, Alcatraz and the Evil Librarians series
Jar of Awesome. The idea is you take a container and you fill it with papers detailing the awesome things that happen to you throughout the year. On New Year’s Eve, you open the jar and reflect on all those things. Think of it as the literal ‘counting of blessings’ in your past 365 days.
I want to call mine a Jar of Smiles, and here’s WHY.
-One Hundred Names for Love: A Stroke, A Marriage, and the Language of Healing by Diane Ackerman
“…the two parts have to match in order for each to unlock. Then—click—a world opens.”
We lose ourselves in books and find ourselves there, too.
Little Red Riding Hood
stress-relieving speed painting :p
“A girl like that…perfumes herself with ozone and metal filings. She wears trouble like a crown. If she ever falls in love, she’ll fall like a comet, burning the sky as she goes.”
-Cassel Sharpe on Lila Zacharov, Black Heart (Holly Black)
“Books wrote our life story, and as they accumulated on our shelves (and on our windowsills, and underneath our sofa, and on top of our refrigerator), they became chapters in it themselves.”
August 24, 2012. I turned 21. The only things I wish for right now—aside from the one in that faux cake above—is good health and happiness. :)