Each year for the past three, I've been longing for summer a little more.
I had never done that before. It was always a sort of lonely time, even though it was beautiful and free.
Now I just cannot wait for some peace, some slow days, some family.
I'm packing up and going through old clothes and getting rid of some.
I don't know how I have any clothes left after all the moving I've done, but somehow there my wardrobe is, still thriving (okay, maybe not thriving, but surviving.)
picture from http://marionwd.tumblr.com/post/45508756784
Backing up. Lately I've been dragging. I haven't been posting. It's the end of the semester. There's a huge list of things to do everyday that never gets done. Everything gets sloshed to the next day. Everything gets done... but at the last moment. It's ok. We're surviving.
So today, I'm just painting. It's for a project, but that's my list: paint. And enjoy.
I wanted to feel effortless. So I threw on a dress and painted.
This summer I think I should actually buy some more summer dresses... like I have been saying... for the last three summers.
"My Family and Other Animals" is my favorite film, the best I have ever seen. The book was pretty fantastic, but I like the movie even better (and that's saying something, because I am a book person).
I first saw it in the spring of my junior year of high school and it set the color pallet for my summer. It's a wonderful resource for realigning your color pallet. First of all, literal colors. Second, humor. Third, pace of life.
I mean doesn't this just make you want to go eat dinner in the water with your family? It does me.
I'd like to have this experience someday.
And you? Have you seen this film? Would you like to eat a meal in the ocean? Do you have a favorite film?
Tonight at dinner, I'm lookin' around.
I'm eating with all my friends. It's pretty great.
Some I don't know that well.
Some are the best of my friends.
Three are having a discussion about pennies, what they are; a definition.
One is calmed down.
One is happily beside her boyfriend.
One is a tad wet from the rain.
One makes faces at me over the pizza. Take a bit, make a face, take a bite, change faces.
It's good to be surrounded.
I think that's what college is really for: to fabricate your own surrounding.
Related to that, "family dinner" in our apartments next year is gonna rock.
PS: The picture is from here. Got it all figured out :)