Y’all, I know that my packing excuses are getting old, but I will say just one more time that I am so sorry to be an absentee blogger lately and that I truly hope I am not leaving you hanging. I keep thinking that we will run out of stuff soon and I will no longer spend my days surrounded by bubble wrap and Sharpie markers. But somehow, we repeatedly run out of boxes and packing supplies, but we never come to the end of the things that need to be packed. I am starting to think that something is wrong with the time-space continuum in our apartment.
Anyway, I wanted to write up a quick post to share our June quotes with you before it becomes July. Katie has such a knack for choosing words that fit my life perfectly at any given moment. So encouraging, simple, and applicable to so many aspects of life lately (including the never-ending filling of cardboard boxes and also job hunting in a new city). Also, it is a neat coincidence that she chose a thought from St. Francis, the namesake of a school I attended. And I love the color of her stationery.
I sent her one of my favorite lyrics of all time, one that I reassure myself with often and cite frequently when friends are experiencing a break-up, loss, rejection, or disappointment. In general, I love the songs that let us know we are not the only ones, that others have trudged similar paths ahead of us and made it through similar life events. It is comforting to think that everyone has had their heart broken, that it is just part of the human experience, and that moving through those hurts and stings may bring us to where we want to be.
On a side note, I won’t go into a full essay on this here because obviously it is beyond the scope of this blog and outside my areas of expertise, but do you feel like I do, like there are some musicians who are incredibly talented specifically with lyrics? Whose lyrics read like poetry set to music, and whose thoughts really make you think? I would put Bruce Springsteen in that category, as well as Ryan Adams and Adam Duritz, just off the top of my head given my personal taste. “Lyrical gangsters,” maybe I would call them? I feel like I am blanking on some of my other favorites in this moment. I’d love to hear who stands out in your mind if you care to comment. My friend Talia and I used to title most all our emails with bits of song lyrics and I loved those tiny pieces of condensed meaning, and the pulling out of words that could get missed or glossed over as the song plays on.
Anyway, I will get back to my cave of bubble wrap and packing tape. We leave on our road trip on the 21st, so in the next couple of weeks it will probably be easiest to find me on Pinterest, Instagram, or Twitter if you miss me here. I hope you are all having enjoyable starts to the summer, and I look forward to being back in the blogging saddle soon! Thank you for your patience with me in the meantime. :)