29 May 2013

E A S T & F O R W A R D

We drove through the mountains to Selah for a couple of days over the long weekend. The sun didn't hang around much, but we made the most of it. The kids still spent the majority of the day in the pool, despite the wind and rain. I kept watching them through the window, wishing I were as tough as I once was. Kids seem to have a certain tolerance for discomfort, as long as they are having fun.

I am getting eager for this quarter of school to be over. It has been a bit of a bore at times. In the summer I will be taking a photo class, which will be so much fun. After showing my work to my future teacher, she decided that I will do an independent study, and she plans to create projects for me that will speak to my journalism ambitions. I'm very excited about that! I'm also looking forward to making better use of my camera, rather than the camera on my phone.

19 May 2013

N E E D    S O M E T H I N G

Feeling a little gloomy whenever I'm alone lately. I think I feel a bit stifled by my environment – this room is not mine, these things don't belong to me. I have been remembering my apartment on Belmont Avenue and missing the space that was all my own. 

I miss the cherry trees that grew outside the windows, and the little birds that would socialize there – and the evening sun, the way that it danced across the building opposite mine, scattering little rays of light across my room – and the familiar noises, like the click and hum of the heater (my electricity bill was so expensive!) – baking and listening to podcasts in my kitchen, and having picnics on the floor of the living room while watching bad redbox movies...

It was pretty romantic. 

The sunshine just broke through the clouds and is warming my face. That helps a little bit.