Wednesday, May 5, 2010

my huckelberry friend

Tonight I am feeling very moon-river-y.  I don't know why.  Maybe because college is coming to a close and we are all floating away on our own moon rivers.  Or maybe because I am wearing my turbie twist right now and Audrey wears one too in this particular scene.

As frightening as it is to leave, it is wonderful to have that river to float on.  I think Audrey Hepburn finds comfort in it too.  Whether the river is a new job, a new person, or a newer/wiser outlook on life, we should sing to it like Audrey.  or maybe we could just embrace it.

I do wish for Breakfast at Tiffanys. I think that it is in a box somewhere but when I move to my new apartment and I am in my room with my cat I will watch Breakfast at Tiffanys and pretend that I am Audrey Hepburn. 

"Moon River, wider than a mile
I'm crossing you in style someday
Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker
Wherever you're going, I'm going your way
Two drifters, off to see the world,
There's such a lot of world to see.
We're after the same rainbow's end
Waiting 'round the bend
My huckleberry friend
Moon River and me."

Audrey Hepburn, Moon River - Gets Me Everytime

Monday, May 3, 2010

He was right afterall

Sometimes i chuckle at the fact that God gave me to a WONDERFUL family of 8. . .he chose for me what i could not choose for myself.  he chose what i needed, what i did not always enjoy, but what i needed.  because if it weren't for them:

i would want:

everything clean, desirable, managed, labeled, tied with purple bows, compartmentalized, clean, tidy, and perfect.

and because of them--

i get a home that's loud, chaotic, fun, joyful, zesty, loud, happening, loud, shared, make-do, if you spill it clean it up, if its yours you had better hide it, if you break it we will buy a new one, if you leave your shoes out i will toss them in the closet, if you lose your toothbrush there is probably a new one under the sink. . .

my mom is a saint.

well now, i am choosing someone new.  someone named Kurt and he, the ONE human i have signed up for for the rest of my life, happens to be all of those things, except this time i chose it. 

how wonderful is that?

it kind of actually makes me feel as if i have learned something.

because at the end of the day, who wants to feel like you have been in a relationship by yourself, unto yourself, just like yourself.  no, VARIETY is the spice of life.  i once made the mistake of wishing people would be more like me, (YUCK) and as i graduate college (tear) i am so glad that i have stopped living under such a terrible myth as that. 

i am from loving people different than me and praising the Lord that they are, and i am thankful that God gave me to the family he did.  he really does know what he is doing.