Left: Fall means that gorgeous afternoon light, and open windows, and cats pretending they are outside.
Right: Fall means sipping coffee by the fireplace even though it’s probably not really cold enough to have a fire lit.
Left: George rushed to my laptop and flopped on it. My first thought was, MY LAPTOP! My second thought was, “Oh, George.”
Right: Reading about foraging (my new favorite thing) and sipping a chocolate cappuccino at Houndstooth.
Left: Knitting a striped blanket that will end up costing me way more than I thought by the time I buy all the yarn.
Right: Justin made waffles and cinnamon persimmons for brunch.
Dancing to this song.
When we can’t say “No,” we become a sponge for the feelings of everyone around us and we eventually become saturated by the needs of everyone else while our own hearts wilt and die. We begin to live our lives according to the forceful should of others, rather than the whispered, passionate want of our own hearts. We let everyone else tell us what story to live and we cease to be the author of our own lives.