Last night, I went to Gasworks Park and watched the lunar eclipse. With the magical moon above and hundreds of Seattleites milling and huddling about, I thought a lot about today. And about this past yer. January 21st. Today. Six years since my bad ski accident. The less I write about personal stuff out loud—the… Continue reading SIX.
There's a lot of What am I doing here? happening lately in my life. I sit down at my desk at work each morning and it's one of two types of What am I doing here? It's either the, Alright. What am I doing here? where I scramble to figure out how to juggle my… Continue reading findings.
lovely little things.
these days, I have to remind myself to stop and breathe in life. love the little lovely things. like the awesome card from your bff: or the valentine from your dear friends and their BABY… their beautiful, wonderful babe: or remembering to watch your all-time favorite movie near enough to valentine's: I swear I interpret… Continue reading lovely little things.
I want to be here.
It was a week ago today that I was in the ski accident. The ski accident where I lost control. Couldn't gain control. The ski accident where I hit a tree. With my face. Whiplash. Lost consciousness. Blood everywhere. The ski accident when I broke my nose and cheekbone and bit through my lip. The… Continue reading I want to be here.
it’s a beautiful junkshow.
Welp, I'm in full-blown grad school now. I mean, I'm going to school part time and working full time. Which means this might not happen very often anymore... this here blahgging. Or maybe it will. Maybe I'll be procrastination [like right now] and blahgging instead of reading, designing, animating, recording, etc. This has already been… Continue reading it’s a beautiful junkshow.
where i’ve been for the last week…
Rafting the Middle Fork of the Salmon River was [hands down] one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Words trying to spell out the laughs, scares, beauty, realizations, breathlessness... would fall short. So, in hopes, here are some photos to explain... [in almost completely random order...] [a week for the books. a time… Continue reading where i’ve been for the last week…
fighting a hard battle.
I am a bitch. It's true. I find myself so quick to judge, so quick to be ugly, so quick to not care... - Oh, you got a new job? That's great, really. Oh, it's your dream job AND the first job you've ever applied for. Awesome... for you. -------- - If that guy doesn't… Continue reading fighting a hard battle.
A couple nights ago, I helped out at Locavore's Night Out. It was an event by local food providers and it was just ah-mazing. [some of the best food of my life.] But it was over the hill [in Idaho], which means that all the beautiful parents and their beautiful children come out of the… Continue reading good flushers.
alone. empowered. beautiful.
[feelings oh, so familiar.] Last night I went to a TreeFight event [nice logo, eh?] at the Center for the Arts featuring the amazing work of Thais Beltrame. Walking around, I was instantly moved by her work... It was like a story, an on-going epic... Moving... I could go on and… Continue reading alone. empowered. beautiful.
then there’s an asterisk.
Sometimes I forget how much I love the face to face conversation. How much I love just running into people, talking, catching up, sharing. Which explains how I forgot that I love going to the local coffee shop to set up shop early in the morning. My friend says that you meet the best kinds… Continue reading then there’s an asterisk.
we can get along.
Checked the mail today. Held in my hands a bunch of stuff I don't want, I don't need, that's not supposed to be for me... but then there was amazingness... Today was a late Christmas... Today was love... [expressed in haikus.] photos of bardman to add to the collection cannot get enough. a t-rex santa?… Continue reading we can get along.
…in a good way.
On the way to anywhere, sometimes I'll stop by our local thrift shop... because it's across the street... and because it's rad. Today [YES, TODAY!], I found THESE... I am OB-SESSED. It's like I paid $3.50 for a dream come true... a dream I never even knew I had... [trippy, huh?] Yeah, I love them. … Continue reading …in a good way.
I saw Valentino Achak Deng speak almost a week ago in Jackson. He is an amazing man. A man who, as a boy... such a young boy, suffered though the turmoil of the Second Sudanese Civil War: being seperated from his family, no food, no water, death around him, death before him. Deng came to… Continue reading valid.
This blahg post is purely to remember/share the randomness/beauty of yesterday. -------------------- I've been riding my dad's old Schwinn Varsity around. It's an emerald green ten-speed and I LOVE it. My dad loves it too. He talks about how dear it is to his heart and how if I don't lock it up and it… Continue reading excuse me…
nuances of the beauty.
Around town early early this morning. Remembering what a friend told me... - The people you meet early in the morning are always a lot nicer than the people you'll meet late at night. Not sure if they're right. Probably. I didn't actually meet anyone. I just looked at them and imagined how nice they… Continue reading nuances of the beauty.
Yes, yes... I know. This blahg should just be renamed to "Pictures of Rachel That She Took of Herself on Her Computer.com" So, why wouldn't I follow suit for Christmas? Plus my family hasn't even got to see my face today... on Christmas... It was a good Christmas. It's not even done yet! I just… Continue reading www.PicturesOfRachelThatSheTookOfHerselfOnHerComputer.com