randomness of mind


(To dare every day to be irreverent and bold. To dare to preserve the randomness of mind which in children produces strange and wonderful new thoughts and forms. To continually scramble the familiar and bring the old into new juxtaposition.) - Gordon Webber
+ i want to go to Colorado. how have i never been there?
+so much to do: move. throw engagement party. work. birthday parties. and yet i'd rather read this...all day long.
+ let's have a dance party. i need a dance party.
+ 4 veggie burgers in 2 days. is this a problem?
+ i'd give anything to be back at Chastain Park listening to Ray Lamontagne serenade me all night. please.
+flea market & farmer's market this weekend? yes please!

finally, the two above are precious and their save-the-date was equally so. check it out.

Save the date! 31 july 2010 from Kishi-Grover on Vimeo.


le bébé singe

my heart melts every. time.

Ragged Wood

The amount of time that I spent cleaning my car out in the sweltering heat today made me even more anxious for fall! Everything in me revolts against heat...
I hate sweating
I prefer gray days over sunny ones
I love scarves, tights and hats
I prefer hot coffee over iced
Sitting by a fireplace with a book & a cup of tea = glorious
...oh yeah, and who can forget that fall is just plain beautiful?!
(How can anyone possibly question whether there is a Creator when
there is such beautiful creation to behold?)
So, in honor of the impending autumn, go listen to Fleet Foxes, put on a scarf & dance around (even if the heat will allow for a scarf and a scarf only...)


Muffins and Musings

My job is a dream – baking cakes, cookies and muffins all day long with my iPod faithfully providing whatever soundtrack I choose for the day.

(Nevermind the dishwashing and mopping…I pretend those parts don’t actually exist).

The most interesting aspect of my job, however is not how many Beets are in the Beet muffins or how long we bake a cake for, but the fact that you have 6 hours at a time of uninterrupted thinking. Being in your mind for that long can be dangerous – I’ve been told that one girl actually quit because it was “too much time to think” – but I’ve grown to appreciate it more than anything. Something that has been on the forefront of my mind for quite some time is the concept of love and its image verses its truth and reality. My boss and I got on the subject and both agreed that a wonderfully realistic, although overused and underappreciated view on love is found in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. When you actually read the words for what they are, it changes entirely. It transforms into a painfully real picture of what love is supposed to look like in contrast to the way we often picture it in our idealistic minds.
It does not say:

1 Corinthians 13:4-7
“Love is perfect, love is sunshine and happiness. Love is never annoyed, never frustrated, always easy.”

Surprise! Love is not what it seems to be from the outside looking in. Is it wonderful? Is it a gift? Absolutely! But it is also a daily choice - another nugget of wisdom from my boss. Love is not easy, but those who have committed to love one another wake up every day and choose to love that person. “It is not self-seeking”…shoot! “It is not proud”…dangit. It is patient, hopeful, and it “always perseveres.” Upon reading these words I saw how much I fall short. If it were a checklist, the result would be dismal…

□ Patient
□ Kind
□ Is not envious
□ Is not boastful
□ Is not proud
□ Is not rude
□ Is not self-seeking
□ Is not easily angered
…you get the picture.

Maybe I’m the only one who needed to come to the realization that love is not perfect or easy, but let me tell you it changes everything. This verse gives us a difficult standard to uphold, but I believe it's the aspiration and attempt to emulate it that counts. If we all made the daily choice to aspire to love in the way 1 Corinthians tells us to, our relationships would certainly look quite different. Whether you’re loving your husband, girlfriend, family, friends, there are many people to whom we say “I love you,” but very rarely do we even attempt for it to look like it should. Above all else, it makes me so thankful for the love lavished on us by our Savior. Our declared love for others may fall short, but His is everything in this verse and more. His love is perfect.

In the light of this newfound reality, 1 Corinthians takes on a whole new meaning. Read it today with new eyes.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Also, this...


lonely is a freedom that breathes easy and weightless.

Sounds lonely, right?
It always surprises me how afraid people are to do things on their own.
Some are understandable: eating out, shopping.
Others are slightly absurd: doctor's visits or hair appointments.

I enjoy being around people, especially those I love.

I like having company at a coffee shop or a hand to hold at the grocery store. These are all good things.
But I find that it feeds my independence in such a lovely way when I do things on my own. Being forced into this mindset may have jumpstarted it (stuck in Boro on school breaks or visiting random cities), but I have grown to cherish stopping at a coffee shop to read by myself, getting pedicures on my own, or even going to a movie without a companion (yep! I'm proud to say, I've done it). Sometimes you need to breathe, be with yourself, hear yourself think. I found this video and wanted to share it and encourage any and everyone to be alone every once in awhile. Don't be afraid of it. I'm convinced it's good for your heart.