On Sunday night the NAFD crew gathered to celebrate the end of another semester and another season of our lives.
Some of us are staying here, some traveling to other countries, others are moving across the country, and another is biking across the country. Out of our darling group, we have a wide variety of different passions and loves and it is always exciting to see.
I love these ones more than most anything on earth.
“If I knew that today would be the last time I’d see you, I would hug you tight and pray the Lord be the keeper of your soul. If I knew that this would be the last time you pass through this door, I’d embrace you, kiss you, and call you back for one more. If I knew that this would be the last time I would hear your voice, I’d take hold of each word to be able to hear it over and over again. If I knew this is the last time I see you, I’d tell you I love you, and would not just assume foolishly you know it already.”- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
*Some photos by the ever lovely and talented Ora*
Transitions between cool and cold days | Blue is the only color I can see this January | Jordan Lake is lovely | Friends from far away places and places not too far | Nights are good | Work from the bed | Sometimes I wear hats | Hurt foot | CH // Carrboro life
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Bright sun, golden light, and my own shadow to disrupt the pictures.
Last night to Ora and this morning to a class of yoga friends, I made a commitment to say only words that are KIND, TRUE, and IMPORTANT. Hard, but good.
“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” – Henry James
I’m choosing to start with kindness. To spend time with loved ones. To travel to sweet places on the weekends. To reevaluate what really matters. And most of all to make the choice to see light (*light as bright and beautiful as this).
Another end to another season.
Last Thursday, the NAFD family gathered for one last dinner of the semester. There was a fire for a little while. . . Games were played. Riddles were solved. Music was created. Confessions happened.
And I even got to dance a bit.
These people have shaped my college career more than anything//anyone else and NAFD is truly sacred. And will always be that way.
Big love to all of these ones right now in the midst of exam madness and end-of-the-year-stressing.
How I define good right now:
+ Time with the ones I love
+ Food from Venable
+ Climbing rock walls and up to the roof of buildings
+ My boxy leather jacket
+ Finishing projects
+ Planning for the future (i.e. future classes)
+ Waking up with your entire house at 7 to pancakes and snuggles on a Tuesday
+ Cool, not cold weather
+ This podcast
+ Sharp, red wine
+ Conversations over Chinese food, on foot, in the library, on the phone. . .
[Photos: Shopping in Chor Bazaar with all of them//Grace Farson]
Proof. Shakori never ends.
[Photos: More and more obsessed Shakori love on le film camera//Grace Farson]