Jun 5, 2012


 Our Dutch trip was wonderful.

And so is right now ... it's finally summer.

So I'm giving myself permission to blog the little things and enjoy living now. After all, our trip was over a month ago already, and I think it's time for this bloggy to move on.
But who knows? Maybe sometime this fall or winter when life is slow I will want to revisit our fantastic adventure and share the rest of it with you.

But for now?
Well, life is just full and crazy and absurd. And even though it's been hard and there have been sad and depressing days ... 
life is still weird and beautiful.
Well ...

Because of four leafed clovers.

Because caterpillars are works of art, texture & color.

 Because sometimes you want to remember the little things (and splatter paint around.)

Because being backstage during a ballet performance is one of the most beautiful and nerve wracking and magical {and sweaty} places to be.

Because solar eclipses are beyond amazing.

Because "in all the world, the epicenter of beauty was discovered by ... the waiter."

Because some days you just need to sit on the roof.
To get a new view.
To get away without leaving.
To be weird for no reason.

Because who knew inch worms could be so tiny?!

Because rainbows make the best salads.

Because double exposures are magic.

 Because robin eggs and rose bushes and stripey shadows.

Because today I spent a long time brushing and flossing and cleaning my teeth ... so I could go to the dentist ... to get my teeth cleaned. 

Because a roomful of graceful ballet dancers attempting gangstah hip-hop is gloriously uproariously fun.

Because arm muscles I didn't even know I had are still sore from tennis two days ago.

Because of summer thunderstorms rolling in at dusk.

Because of bike rides and inside jokes and soccer and trophies and hair chalking and Chinese buffets and teaching my dad how to cook and reading The Return of the King and getting pickle juice in my cut and listening to records and getting pinterest and crying & laughing in church and stupid stupid poems.

That ... that is just the barest beginning of why life is absurd ... and so beautiful.


  1. This post is amazing. :)

    ~ Abby

  2. So glad to have you back. Beautiful thoughts. Thank you!

  3. Beautiful pictures. :))) And inch worms are my favorite! <3

  4. lovely, lovely, lovely. thank you for this, Inna! (i especially love the salad rainbow :-)

  5. Yes, those moments before a performance have to be the most terrifying and exciting ever... not that I dance. I play the flute, but the theory of performance is still the same. I think. Lovely post! Those photos of the caterpillar are amazing. Did you take them?

    1. Thank you! Yes, I took them.

      That's so cool that you play flute! Performances are the best. :)

  6. You are amazing. This post just made my day. :)

    1. Well Inna, since you love snail mail, I would love to send you a letter :) So if you would like that, please send me your address (you can find my mail address on my blog!)

  7. Love the new design! And the caterpillars. And the splatter paint =)


  8. Great post. It is hard to pick which one is the best. I guess they all are.


  9. So, I wanted to comment and say I liked a certain picture...however, they are all awesome and I couldn't decide which I liked the best. Fabulous pictures, fabulous thoughts, fabulous post...you are fabulous. :)

  10. Haha I love this! So many good pictures!! And you got pickle juice in a cut? That doesn't sound too terribly fun. Love the birds nest with the eggs :)

  11. Because. Sitting home alone is relaxing.
    It feels good to be sore.
    Running is painful. And good.
    Bacon is delicious.
    Underwater pictures are stupid fun.
    I love your blog.


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