cannot describe the incredible amounts of love and appreciation i received and gave today. sometimes i forget how many close, loyal, thoughtful friends and family i have. i’m lucky and i never want to forget it. i want future me to reread this and remember all of the phone calls, texts, facebook posts, pictures, visits, and good vibes i received today and know that i am loved and have too many people holding me up to ever get down.
thank you, world. you let me grow with the good apples.
the ups and the downs.
Long, tight hugs that really mean something.
I think people don’t accept imperfection that well. They gawk at it; they stare at it — because it’s curious to them. It’s a shame because there’s so much beauty out there besides beauty.
Above: A selection of portraits from TEDxDubai speaker Matt Hoyle’s collection, Winter Swimmers. In his talk, “Perfect imperfection,” Matt describes his fascination with presenting the subjects of his portraits as they really are — flawed, interesting, imperfect — rather than trying to obtain the perfect ideal of beauty that we search for when choosing our Facebook profile pictures.
today on the train home i overheard this girl say “oh snap!” in a serious conversation.