virtual new apartment tours and butternut squash recipe reviews with Gram.

it’s bound to melt your heart. 


you and i both know that the house is haunted.

well back then, baby it didn’t seem so strange.

crisp, autumn hikes are the best, y’all. 

Eagle Creek Reservoir

“I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.” - Meryl Streep

“I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.” - Meryl Streep

Krista Tippet’s On Being podcast is changing my world, friends. 

On a recent episode, The Poetry of Ordinary Time, poet Marie Howe drops some truths on the power of sinking into ordinary time, the sacredness of the tiny rituals of every day life, doing every act as a prayer, and how it hurts to be present.

take a listen…

Photo : June 2014, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Julianne Swartz

Gary Hustwit’s touching photo tribute to the late designer and modernist Massimo Vignelli is just perfect.  

I reminded her; Stop pouring so much of yourself into hearts that have no room for themselves

do not thin yourself, be vast.

You do not bring the ocean to a river.

— Tapiwa Mugabe, You are Oceanic
“Less expectations; more grace.”

"The strength of a tree lies in its ability to bend." -Zen Proverb


today, i’m just a little homesick. i miss this record playing on my old record player. among other things. 

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