January 14, 2010 § Leave a comment

Trying to get back into the swing of things after taking a long blogging break during finals and Christmas break. Today I’ll start of easy, with a quote I read on a wedding blog. I love it, not because I’m going through anything turbulent at the moment, but before Bryan and I met, we both were going through incredibly difficult times. We both completely believe that we met for a reason, to save each other and build a new, happy, passionate, love-filled life together. Weddings are about hope. With each day that passes, our love grows stronger, and we both can’t wait for when we’re reunited and, as Bryan puts it, “fat, dumb, and happy” together. Hopefully not the fat part so much, but I knew exactly what he meant the moment he said it. Wherever we are, whatever we’re doing, as long as I can walk through this life holding his hand, sleeping with my head upon his chest, I will be content.

Every one of us is called upon, probably many times, to start a new life. A frightening diagnosis, a marriage, a move, the loss of a job . . . And onward full tilt we go, pitched and wrecked and absurdly resolute, driven in spite of everything to make good on a new shore. To be hopeful, to embrace one possibility after another – that is surely the basic instinct . . . Crying out: High tide! Time to move out into the glorious debris. Time to take this life for what it is.

– Barbara Kingsolver, High Tide in Tucson


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