Tag: Quotidian Life

Turning Holiday Hell Into a Heavenly Christmas: 25 Days of Disaster

Christmas is a funny holiday around the Willowsphere. I love it, don’t get me wrong, but there are stages of Christmas in my world that are fraught with their own peculiarities and dangers. This is the typical breakdown (both metaphorically and mentally) of how my holiday season looks. Nov. 28: OHMYGOSHCHRISTMASCHRISTMASCHRISTMASSSSSSSSS!! Nov. 29: Lights on…

Object Lesson: Thrifted

One of the earliest memories I have is of walking through a dusty building that my mother called “The Good Wheel.”  At least that is what I thought she called it.  Little did I know that she was sparking in my tiny frame a muscle memory that would drive my need for secondhand clothing forever.…

Truths Mirrors Tell

Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. When Keats was writing these words, I am sure he was talking about the transcendentalist notion that life is fleeting and so you must eat of the beauty of the moment (since that’s all you really get anyway).…