Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Today simplified

Today was my twenty first birthday. I could give you an itinerary of the day. (Steele brings me breakfast in bed, we go shopping, a trip to Sauvies Island, dinner, drinks) or I could tell you this:

Steele and I are on a blanket in a bowl of grass. We are surrounded by little wheat plants going up into a fading blue sky. Today is my birthday but it is not a perfect day. It is a real day, with thoughts and little struggles and kisses and sun. And a blue sky stretching wide above me. I hope, with all of my twenty-one-year-old heart, that the sky above me always is wide and blue. 

That is my most ardent wish. 


  1. happy birthday girl! these images are amazing, especially the first, & your writing is lovely

  2. Sometimes, those real days are the best.
    Happy Birthday!

  3. Happy (belated) birthday! That day sounds so wonderfully simply. And I love that second paragraph; it just calms me. Also, your hair looks adorable.

  4. Happy belated Birthday my friend - lovely images from a special day.


  5. Thanks for the comments, guys :)


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