a kinfolk dinner on vancouver island.
Anonymous asked: What is your ultimate fantasy?
quick reminder: recognize and celebrate your growth
Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: they feed the soul. When writers make us shake our heads with the exactness of their prose and their truths, and even make us laugh about ourselves or life, our buoyancy is restored. We are given a shot at dancing with, or at least clapping along with, the absurdity of life, instead of being squashed by it over and over again. It’s like singing on a boat during a terrible storm at sea. You can’t stop the raging storm, but singing can change the hearts and spirits of the people who are together on that ship. —
Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Wrinting and Life. (via bookporn)
I don’t know when I decided it was a good idea to take 18 credits including OChem, Calc II, Engineering Perspectives on Biological Systems, and Physics but I did any now I’m stuck with it so :’-)
Being believed in by very smart and capable people is honestly the best feeling I’ve ever felt.