Tuesday, March 12, 2013

a winter rebound: five things

i. about a week ago, winter decided it wasn't quite ready to say goodbye and we woke up to a beautiful white world.

ii. cozy blankets, hot chocolate, fluffy socks and warm sweaters were staples of the day.

ii. multiple games were pulled out of their boxes and played, including poker, settlers of catan, and rummy.

iv.  hot chocolate was handed out to flushed faces coming in the from hours spent out in the cold snow.

v.  snow days that are filled with relaxing and enjoying one another are the best.

Friday, March 8, 2013

the sparkles in the wind

For anyone in the area:

soft, golden light; the kind that announces that the sun is nearly down,
a wind that chills the bones, and yet at the same time rejunevates the soul with a whisper of spring.
a bottle of  glitter, carefully opened and poured into tiny, delicate, waiting hands.
and then one single breath aimed at the sparkly pile, cupped protectively,
and off the sparkles go, into the wind.


Saturday, March 2, 2013

Lenten Retreat 2013 (and a special little video)

All the seniors on the retreat:

Every year at the Lenten Retreat there is a talent show, and I've never done anything for it. (Hey my main two talents are photography and watercolor, both of which you can't exactly show off in a talent show). But since this was our last year, one of my closest friends, Monica, and I wrote a graduation/goodbye song (to the tune of "The Call" by Regina Spektor) and we sang it in the talent show. Monica is in the pink and I'm in the blue/green.

Here are the lyrics: 
It started out a little awkward, 
No one knew quite what to expect. 
But then we all became good friends, 
Oh the stories, we can recollect. 

And then that friendship spread and grew stronger, 
But now it's time to go. 

We'll be back, 
Around Christmas, 
Having that college glow. 

Just because we're all leaving, 
And goin'
 our separate ways. 

All  we can do is try to know 
What God's plans are, 
As we set our hearts ablaze. 

See your dreams on the dark horizon, 
And never give up

We'll be friends, 
No need to Say goodbye. 

We'll be back, 
for the summer, 
No need to say goodbye. 

Now we're near the end. 
We can't believe how fast the time has flown, 
But just because we're going our separate ways, 
Doesn't mean that we have to forget. 

Let the memories grow stronger and stronger, 
Till they're before your eyes, 

We'll be back, 
When we're older, 
No need to say goodbye. 

We'll be back 
When we're older, 
No need to say goodbye.

Overall, it was the best Lenten Retreat I was able to be at and I can't believe it was my very last one.
~Mary Kate