a quote from my favorite author

“The most solid advice, though, for a writer is this, I think: Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell, and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”

-William Saroyan, The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze

Sunday, February 16, 2014

31 THINGS day twenty-four

I am participating in a class with Ali Edwards through Big Picture Classes called 31 Things.  Every day includes a word, writing prompts, dig deeper prompts, a writing tip, Ali's example, and a photo challenge.  In addition to the prompts, templates for a physical album and/or digital album are included.  I am creating a digital album and plan to share the results here over 31 days.

created with Photoshop Elements 9 and tools from 31 Things with Ali Edwards
day twenty-four | relationship

One of my earliest gifts from Mark was a framed paper that held these handwritten words:

“This frame needs no pictures as its space holds all of our memories made and yet to be made.  And my love everlasting, Mark”

It still makes me smile.

We have known each other for fourteen years, have been together for almost thirteen of those years, and have been married for the past eight (and a half) years. 

I fell in love with Mark one night at a colleague’s Christmas party.  We discovered that we had both vacationed to the same spot in the Northwoods of Wisconsin all our lives (my family even lived there for a few years).  When he talked about Wisconsin, he got the same sparkle in his eyes that I feel in my heart anytime I think about my old home. 

Lately, my favorite moments are those in which we are laughing together.  Because we work together, so much of our talk is serious school business.  If we are not talking school, we are likely to be talking nonsense to the dogs or making dinner plans.  I savor the few moments in which we are able to laugh together. 

We laugh together.  We take care of each other.  We make memories together. 

1 comment:

  1. It's a loving piece, Christy. I haven't commented much, but am enjoying each one in your day by day writing. Thank you!