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Today as I was driving through some rough areas in deep Oceanside, I spotted a very young girl and her grandmother. The grandma was walking very slowly with the help of a wooden cane, and the little girl not minding the pace looked very deep in conversation. This took me back to when I was living with my grandparents and how my grandmother would walk me to and from school everyday, rain or shine. We walked everywhere, because my grandma didn’t have her license and besides that we only ever had one car which my grandpa needed.
Let me tell you; Fresno in the middle of the summer is no piece of cake, and is very good time of year to have a license ! But for us we learned how to “make do” and walk our asses off in the blazing sun. The sighting of the girl and her grandma today made me realize how their roles were reversed. The little girl today had to become very patient with her slow, story telling grandma, whereas in my case my grandmother was always patient with me, letting me tell the stories, and waiting for my little legs to keep up with hers.
Truly a very sweet, simple image.
I am grateful everyday that my grandma was patient with me, and taught me a lot of life’s lessons. She made me a strong independent woman. Without her I would be a much different person today.
~Sending love to all the grandmother’s out there~
Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room.
I was hanging out with one of my guy friends a few days ago and he told me he could undo a bra and I told him to show me but he used two hands and I said “you can’t undo a bra with one hand?” And he said “you can??” And I walked away laughing into the night
I’m 90% sure he forgot I’m a girl
As life gets longer, awful feels softer
Well, it feels pretty soft to me
And if it takes shit to make bliss
Then I feel pretty blissfully
MODEST MOUSE - THE VIEW LYRICS
Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.
- Randy Pausch