Monday, July 31, 2006

archive

I can't decide whether reviewing the past is a privilege or a punishment. Tonight, I read through journals of mine from 1999-2003...eek. On the up-side of things, I found this list of "Things I Love", written by my 19 year-old self. Now, at 26, I have no amendments to make.
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feet ~ men's cologne ~ inside jokes ~ eyes ~ teeth ~ beautiful art ~ people ~ literature ~ poetry ~ a lake at sunrise ~ cats ~ nail polish ~ jewelry ~ long dresses ~ my family ~ God's intervention ~ music ~ crying ~ other countries ~ Latin ~ dancing ~ praying ~ people's backs ~ silver ~ passion ~ my bed ~ memories ~ camp ~ kisses ~ wonder ~ cities ~ streams ~ sketching ~ my hair ~ prophecies ~ time alone ~ parties ~ feeling elegant ~ candlelight ~ biking downhill ~ French ~ tea ~ laughing ~ swimming ~ being barefoot ~ all-nighters ~ phone calls ~ makeup ~ the future ~ airplanes ~ opening emails ~ dreams ~ slow jazz ~ rollercoasters ~ clothing ~ shoes ~ photographs ~ Christmas ~ croissants ~ writing ~ theaters ~ backstage ~ acting ~ fighting ~ snow ~ romance ~ applause ~ whispering ~ avocadoes ~ fields ~ mischief ~ wrestling ~ campfires ~ revelation ~ evesdropping ~ violins ~ painting ~ wood nymphs ~ duvets ~ people in love with Jesus ~ the hypothetical ~ autumn ~ simplicity ~ extravagence ~ orange ~ tenderness ~ sarcasm ~ pregnant women ~ flashbacks ~ lime green ~ symbolism ~ hippies ~ the smell of old books ~ hands ~ raiding ~ vintage ~ locked eye contact ~ summer storms ~ baby clothes ~ old couples in love ~ sweaters ~ night ~ magic ~ trust ~ birds ~ holding hands ~ moss ~ London ~ movies ~ Samuel ~ passion ~ distance ~ touch ~ perfection ~ imperfections ~ swing dancing ~ improv ~ forgiveness ~ waterfalls ~ soup ~ monsoons

And "Things I Hate", just for kicks:
lying ~ piety ~ religious barriers ~ death ~ lost contacts ~ alterior motives ~ hangnails ~ confinement ~ 80's fashion ~ country music ~ whiners ~ pain ~ regret ~ hangovers ~ migraines ~ endings ~ spoilt children ~ deadlines ~ procrastinating ~ injustice ~ goodbyes ~ time constraints ~ insensitivity ~ computers ~ politics ~ hubris ~ exhaustion ~ uncoordination ~ cankers ~ fear ~ poverty ~ misunderstanding ~ seclusion ~ greed ~ money ~ sin ~ my weakness ~ blind anger

1 comment:

Andrew said...

some of my favourite things you love...

(capital "eff") French, being barefoot, backstage, whispering, AVOCADOES, the smell of old books, Samuel, soup

you are so
wonderful