This afternoon, I came home from church ready to buckle down, put my nose to the grindstone, and attempt to swim my way out of this black hole of stress induced despair brought on by TOO MUCH HOMEWORK. So naturally I found myself on facebook.
While browsing around, seeing what my friends and family are up to, thinking to myself that whatever it is, it’s gotta be more interesting than pneumatology (I actually find pneumatology quite interesting, but honestly, I need a break), when I came across this post:
“Sometimes you’re 23 and standing in the kitchen of your house making breakfast and brewing coffee and listening to music that for some reason is really getting to your heart. You’re just standing there thinking about going to work and picking up your dry cleaning. And also more exciting things like books you’re reading and trips you plan on taking and relationships that are springing into existence. Or fading from your memory, which is far less exciting. And suddenly you just don’t feel at home in your skin or in your house and you just want home but “Mom’s” probably wouldn’t feel like home anymore either. There used to be the comfort of a number in your phone and ears that listened everyday and arms that were never for anyone else. But just to calm you down when you started feeling trapped in a five-minute period where nostalgia is too much and thoughts of this person you are feel foreign. When you realize that you’ll never be this young again but this is the first time you’ve ever been this old. When you can’t remember how you got from sixteen to here and all the same feel like sixteen is just as much of a stranger to you now. The song is over. The coffee’s done. You’re going to breath in and out. You’re going to be fine in about five minutes.” The Winter of the Air
Heart stopping and perfectly accurate of my present mid-twenty-something condition. I wanted to know what “The Winter of the Air” was so I google-searched it. This blog popped up:
If you love lovely writing, please go visit this girl’s site. She certainly made my day more beautiful.