Friday, September 2, 2016

the beginning of fairies

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What is life?

Life is a series of spilled milk and gooey cookies. Life is bare feet on the summer lawn and nightmares in the eerie dead of winter. Life is snowflakes and rental bills and Fourth of July fireworks and all different kinds of smiles. There are and always will be little girls with an affection for ponies and stars that light up the night sky and dreams that crash to earth and boys who leave. Headaches and belly laughs go hand-in-hand in this broken, fed-up, beauty-filled world.

In this twenty-first century, first world country, grownups get jobs and make families. Babies giggle and wail, children anticipate summer camp, and teenagers do ridiculous things because they think they can.

In this twenty-first century, first world country, I write. I dream. I laugh. I cry. I weep because my heart breaks, and I bask in the glorious moments that float my way. I've leapt off cliffs into lakes, I've written three novels, I've become characters in many plays, and I've traveled. I've visited castles and floated down lazy rivers. I've eaten snow cones, and I've watched one too many Office episodes.

Life is a precious thing. Sometimes I feel as if it's so precious that I cannot stand to let the moments leave me. I can't bear to let them out of my sight or thrown out into the world to be trampled upon. This is my life, and I want to live it.

But I also write. I write to taste life twice, as a wise author once stated. I write to collect my wild thoughts and add a pinch of coherency to the madness. I write the things I feel comfortable sharing, and sometimes I bare bits of my soul simply to reach out to other humans who think, feel, fear, and hope. Just the same as me. It's simultaneously comforting and terrifying opening up to a stranger.

So hello, world. You've seen me in this corner before. I've sat here on my bed, typing up various stories that came to mind. Or talked about the simple realities of life. I've hopped from “A Thousand Words” to “Entirely Bonkers” … and now I'm introducing myself in this bubbling corner called “Second Star.” It's full of flying books and Neverland dreams; frothy lattes and broken wings. There will be stories and ideas scattered across the coming posts, and there will be laughs, and maybe there will be a miracle or two.

Welcome to my new corner. Welcome to Second Star.

8 comments:

  1. This is the perfect introduction. I'm looking forward to seeing you around again, and reading more of your posts! xx

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    1. Thanks, Jessica! I'm excited to be back. It's been awhile! :)

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  2. BESS, YOU'RE BACK!!!!!!!!!! I'VE MISSED YOU!! <3

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    1. I've missed YOU!!! Haha, thanks, Gi!! <3

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  3. *throws confetti and does a happy dance* I'm so glad you're back and blogging again! I've missed your blog, and this is a glorious return!

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    1. Elizabeth! This comment made me smile. Thank you! It's good to be back. :)

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  4. GLAD YOU'RE BACK EMILY!!! <3

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