Saturday, June 19, 2010

just a reminder

There's this funny little thing called life. 
It's unpredictable, usually when you least expect it.
It's scary, because it happens, whether or not you're ready.
It's challenging, like a steady test of faith and resilience.
It's painful in how it crosses, and uncrosses, serendipitous paths.
It's comforting since it also flies on, no matter what.
Life is ruthlessly free. It changes, evolves, and transforms, leaving nothing and no one untouched by it. But it isn't intangible, nor protected from consequence and reward. Although we may not to be able to control it, we are it's liberating essence, and as such, have the power and responsibility to live it. Like really, really live it. And that, my friends, is a beautiful thing.

Words by D. Alvarez, Photos by Kate Ottomanelli


  1. i can't tell you how much i needed this post today. thank you lady. :)

  2. beautiful words and photos lady!

  3. this absolutely brightened my day. i think we all need this reminder. its so easy to get caught up in stupid things, that we need to take a step back and appreciate the beauty and world around us. amen sister, amen.

    p.s. i am writing the plates from around the world post right now - so you should have by tomorrow. sorry for the delay!!!!

  4. Little Bookworm: Thank you, dear.

    Leslie: In some ways, that makes me glad that I'm not the only one :).

    claire: Thanks!

    Holly: Aw, hun, this makes me feel so good about it. It felt good to remind myself too :) P.S. Don't apologize! I can yet can't wait to read it ;).


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