if i have not love, i am nothing.

i've decided that amongst my lively life, there needs to be time taken out for inspiration.
this summer held a lot of soul searching and self-realization
and i found that i'm a dreamer.
i'm sure the people who know me could have told you that years ago, but i finally realized just how alive i feel when i use some of the time God has given me 
to find beautiful things and read beautiful words and look at beautiful love stories.
so this new blog is my way of keeping all of the things that melt my heart in one place. 

this is my first time keeping a blog.
and your first time reading my blog.
so let's take some time to get acquainted.

i'm a woman, therefore i frequently change my mind.
but as of tonight, here is one of each of my favorite things:

it's images like these that take my breath away. 

HS Hunter Brittney14

love captured so perfectly.
so hauntingly.
clay austin is one of my favorite photographers.
he takes captivating pictures and writes enchanting words on his blog here:
go be inspired to fall in love.
then come back to me.

this song absolutely makes my heart turn to mush:
sing this to me and i'm putty in your hands.
(note: this applies to b only. :) )

Some men dream of crossing oceans
Some men dream one day to fly
Spend their whole lives out there floating on the water and the sky

Some men dream of building fortunes
Some men dream of having fame
Nothing else is more important then making money and a name

but, In my dreams, I see
A little sky blue house beside a small stream
A front porch, a screen door,
The sound of barefeet running and cartoons.
In my dreams, your dreams come true

I come find you in your garden
Pulling weeds between the rows
Trade a kiss for a glass of water
Sit and watch what love can grow

In my dreams, I see
A little sky blue house beside a small stream
A front porch, a screen door,
The sound of barefeet running and cartoons.
In my dreams, your dreams come true

In my dreams, your dreams
Are the only things that really matter to me
When you smile, i smile
What makes you happy makes me happy too
In my dreams, your dreams come true

-"in my dreams" by josh turner

a poem that resonates every time i read and reread it:
(by robert kogar)

i want you to wear me
as you would a dress,
or the silver necklace that you wear
around your neck.
comfortably, so that i am always
next to you:
but most important-
something you decide
each morning to select.

and a field of wildflowers i want nothing more than to go sit and read in:

the photographer i mentioned earlier, Clay Austin, writes about "The Goodness".
i don't remember his exact words because going back now, i can't find the original post on it.
but as i remember it, "The Goodness" refers to the moment when we find something so beautiful and so perfect, we can't help but stop.
we look at this Goodness and revel in it and thank God that there are beautiful things in the world that make our hearts both beat faster and stop at the same time.
i live for finding my own Goodness every day.
i wish i could come up with my own name for it, so i wouldn't feel so much like 
i'm stealing Mr. Austin's thoughts.
but for now, please go search for The Goodness in your life.
and when you find it, cherish it.

for now, i have some college kid things i have to attend to.
like homework. and more homework.
but i'll be back when the inspiration strikes.
- wildchild


Mariel Torres said...

it is breathtaking indeed.

mrs. dtf said...

i've seen his pictures on green wedding shoes when i went all bridezilla and stalked eight million wedding sites! so pretty.

thanks for stopping by, i'm glad i got to return the favor and check out your little gem of a blog :)