What life looks like these days



Bright. Beautiful. Big.

Our days are full of adventures -> in a new place -> in a new language -> in the heat -> in fields -> in forests . . .

And I couldn’t ask for much more than that right now.

“I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)I am never without it (anywhere
I go you go,my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling)
I fear no fate (for you are my fate,my sweet)I want no world (for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)” – e. e. Cummings

[Photos: Around Letang, Nepal//Grace Farson]

my favorite things – birds

birds are my favorite because deep down i’ve always wanted to be one. . .

– – –

“may my heart always be open to little
birds who are the secrets of living
whatever they sing is better than to know
and if men should not hear them men are old

may my mind stroll about hungry
and fearless and thirsty and supple
and even if it’s sunday may i be wrong
for whenever men are right they are not young

and may myself do nothing usefully
and love yourself so more than truly
there’s never been quite such a fool who could fail
pulling all the sky over him with one smile”

– e.e. cummings

– – –

also, check out these noteworthy documentaries of the week:

+ sex + money {a full-length feature film on sex trafficking in america. a friend’s friend and her friends made this and are now on a 50 state tour. kelsey and i went to see this on campus monday night. it was powerful.}

+ crossing boarders {a full-length feature film on morocco and cross-cultural connections. i went to the global center tonight to watch this and it made me want to go to morocco more than ever before} 

+ poems already written

{images of pigeons in mumbai [1 & 2] & kathmandu [3]}