Webs


Three spiders have made their homes outside my apartment windows. Sometimes, I watch them spin their webs in the dark, orange streetlights barely illuminating the fibers. Usually they’re sheltered from the rainy Oregon weather but every so often, when it rains sideways, huge holes appear in the meticulously symmetrical designs. I’m always so amazed at the spiders’ diligence. They never stop. They’re never deterred. I’m assuming they’re never discouraged, though I don’t have much understanding of spider brains and emotions.

I’m proud of them. I’m inspired by them. They’re my little friends, my little roommates, and I root for them every night while I fall asleep. I hope they know how much I care about them. I hope they know how much they matter to me.

I hope they feel me, silently cheering them on in solidarity, because if they can rebuild, so can I.

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Giggling in the Morning


It’s 1 a.m on Monday. I just ate caramel banana pecan pancakes (rocked my world) with a bunch of friends at Denny’s. I then walked home with no shoes on while watching (but really listening) to this video on my phone…chuckling to yourself and holding your shoes in one hand in the wee hours of the morning doesn’t often make you look sober.

But I am. I just love this place.

Enjoy :)