FYI. leopard pants are puppy approved.
dana williams and leighton meester - dreams [fleetwood mac cover]
so this is pretty much EVERYTHING.
they say a sunday well spent brings a week of content, and an afternoon stroll through central park with these three makes for a sweet start.
this is what turning 30 looks like. i think i’m going to like it.
alabama shakes - always alright
yesterday was hard. when you move away from home, you have to become comfortable with the idea of receiving news over the phone. whether good or bad, you have to accept the fact that you physically cannot be in the moment with these people that you love. it’s amazing to watch the people in your life bend and mold to accept this as well. a laugh conveys a smile that you can’t see but can feel burning against your ear, are you okay? really means i’d be hugging you right now if i was there! and silence on either end of the line means tears are falling - and you don’t say anything in those moments, you let them fall. over the years, i’ve learned a lot about these times and these emotions through experience. nothing prepared me for yesterday’s call. the first few minutes were okay. with mom on the other line, she went over the prognosis, the next steps, the flight i needed to book. thank god for her and for her unruffled, calm delivery. then she asked if i wanted to speak to dad. i said yes. and it’s like i was there. i could see her hand the phone over, his chin starts to quiver and he shakes his head. he can’t talk to you right now, baby. is he crying? yes, he’s crying. okay. tell him i love him. that had never happened before. it takes a big man to turn down a call from his baby girl in a moment like that and it takes a strong woman to understand what her dad is going through - both emotionally and physically - in a moment like that. the follow-up phone call came shortly after and then a few more phone calls after that. and then it was back to what i’ve grown accustomed to. the smile that turns itself into a laugh over the line, the are you okay daddy? how’s mom? because it’s all i’ve got until my plane lands on sunday and i can really hug y’all! and then the seconds of silence which he and mom did their best to fill so i didn’t have to cry alone. and that’s what it’s all about when it comes to relationships. a common understanding of what we need as humans, and how we can use this to help each other get to where we need to be.
i need spring to hit like yesterday.
[keds x kate spade]
the lumineers - ain’t nobody’s problem