“Goodbye," said the fox. "And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert Tonight I was given a gift. A gift of words by my writing teacher. I found her in the hallway filling her water bottle as I was hobbling my way into class. She stopped me and said, 'I've been thinking about you.' … Continue reading Day 48. Clean Slate.
“Things usually work out in the end." "What if they don't?" "That just means you haven't come to the end yet.” ― Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle This article is a great read by one of my favorite CF Athletes. “People who train Crossfit... They use CrossFit to increase their base level of GPP (general … Continue reading Day 46
“Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.” ― Charles Jones, Life is Tremendous With so much time spent focused on things falling a part and … Continue reading Day 45.
Two beautiful quotes about November. “Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, … Continue reading Days 40, 41 and 42. November 1st.
“There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Fifth Mountain It was just on Friday that I was talking to Jim and he … Continue reading Day 36. Day 37. Day 38. Day 39.
“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next … Continue reading Day 35
“I'm in love with you," he said quietly. "Augustus," I said. "I am," he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. "I'm in love with you, and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I'm in love with … Continue reading Day 34 – A Post from the Dark Side
“You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. … Continue reading Day 33
“It's kind of like when you look at yourself in the mirror and you say your name. And it gets to a point where none of it seems real. Well, sometimes I can do that, but I don't need an hour in front of a mirror. It just happens very fast, and things start to … Continue reading Day 32
“When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh Today is my mom's birthday. Happy Birthday mom. Today is also the day that my friend Carmen and I set off on an adventure to Brooklyn to make our way … Continue reading Days 28 and 29 – armed with dark purple nail polish
“What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.” ― C.S. Lewis “Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.” … Continue reading Days 24-26 – More Pennies.