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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Inspiration

It's late and I've been doing homework since 3:00 this afternoon and my brain is fried and I'm exhausted and I have two projects due this weekend and I feel full and happy and sad and like my head might explode from all of the things. 

*deep breath*

In times like this, when everything feels like it's just too much, I read this letter. Written by E.B. White (author of Charlotte's Web) at the request of the children's librarian at the Troy Public Library here in Michigan in the early 1970's, this letter keeps me going. 

(source)

"A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort. A library is a good place to go when you feel bewildered or undecided, for there, in a book, you may have your questions answered."

A good place, indeed.  

Don't panic. Kick ass.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

(Another) Birthday Wish

Another year, another birthday wish for my favorite guy. 

Kyle & Molly, circa forever ago.
We look like babies!

Seven years ago today, in the midst of Shakespeare Festival and midterms, we fell in love. Today and every day, I'm so grateful to have spent so many years with such a wonderful man. 

Kyle, 

Thank you for being you. For folding the socks and frying the eggs and pausing the movies when I inevitably fall asleep five minutes from the end. For being the perfect balance of Superman and Clark Kent and for loving this stubborn and opinionated Lois Lane. Happy, happy birthday, Tex. I love you (and I like you). 

XO, 
M.