October 24, 2009

on silence...

a bit of sunshine.

I realize that I've been a bit quiet for a while. It's odd, because I feel like my mind is swirling in a million different directions and I should be able to put some of it down in writing, but I can't seem to manage that. I don't want to apologize for my lack of writing, because I figure there is a reason for it, and nobody should ever have to feel bad when they simply can't find the words to express their thoughts. It's okay, I think. Sometimes it's okay to live a little bit without pouring it all out into a page.

Having said that, things are good. Life is very much the same, and I'm happy. I'm sure that soon I'll be able to write again without feeling like I'm forcing myself to come up with something - that is what I want to avoid, more than anything.

Since I can't seem to find my own words, I figured I would use someone else's. The following quote is from a book I'm currently reading, and when I read it it was one of those things that really, really catch you and make you think, "Wow. That is me." And I absolutely love moments like that.

"She wanted him to see all of her and also none of her. She wanted him to be dazzled by the bits and blinded to the whole. She wanted him to see her whole and not in pieces. She had hopes that were hard to satisfy." - Ann Brashares, The Last Summer (of You and Me)


  1. That quote alone makes me want to read that book.
    I am currently reading The Time Travelers Wife. By currently I mean I started it last night. But again, the words are already captivating my soul. =D

    I agree on the writing bit. There are days I feel I should journal/blog because I want to be able to read it later and remember everything, except, I simply cannot find the words; I have something to write about but I am not necessarily inspired to sit doen and write.

    Sounds like life is good though, and thats what matters!

  2. that quote was beautiful. such a great book really. one of those things that you can really get lost in, you know?

    never apologize for not writing, blogging isn't about going through the motions because you feel like you have it, it's about the feeling behind what you do. :)

    ps. i miss you.

  3. I loved that book - I read it earlier this summer, and like you, I was able to relate to that specific quote.

  4. That book is full of quotable bits and pieces. I love it.

  5. I know exactly how you feel... I go through periods where I feel like I have so much to say but no way to write it. It'll come back, it always does. :)

    P.s. I TOTALLY want to read that book now.

  6. I really, really enjoyed that book. I quit feeling like I HAD to write several months ago. If I dont feel like blogging, I simply dont.

    I adore your little space here in the interwebs.

  7. I loved that book.....and that quote. I actually tagged and highlighted that quote in my book too.

  8. Gah. That quote is beautiful. I feel like I need to write it down.

    And I've been going through the same thing -- not being able to write down exactly what I feel -- and it's OK to take some time to yourself to sort it out. Don't force the writing. Just let it happen when you find the words.

  9. You should never have to apologize for your lack of writing, nor should you feel the need to force it. Writing's like that. Sometimes, the inspiration is there and sometimes it's not. And in my opinion, that's okay.

  10. Sounds like a great book...I'll have to check that out. No worries on the writing. It happens to everybody, and I'd rather get the real you every once in a while then some fake, crowd-pleasing version everyday. :)

  11. That quote is beautiful. I am the same way sometimes, my mind is full of thoughts, tangents, run-on sentences, but there are times I just can't get them down. You have to wait until you come to a conclusion on what all those thoughts mean before you write them out.

    No worries, breaks can be a great thing :)

  12. One of the hardest times for me to write is when there's so much going on in my head.

    I've been looking at that book in the bookstore every time I go in, and I never pick it up. Let me know how it is when you're done?


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