hey now

This week I went to a funeral for someone my age. The next day I looked at Alice in the backseat of my car and had a memory of what it was like to be tiny.  Not what tiny looks like when you observe it like a grown-up, but rather a real memory of what the world looks like from inside a tiny person.  There are these lyrics from a Hilary Duff song (for real) that say, I've got somewhere I belong, I've got somebody to love, this is what dreams are made of, and I can't stop thinking about how annoyingly and ridiculously poetic that kind of is.  For real.

I've got somewhere I belong.
I've got somebody to love.

This is what dreams are made of.




  1. Beautiful, my friend. I'm sorry of the loss of your friend.

    Such a vicious and glorious circle of



  2. Who knew Hilary Duff sang poetry. Because in the context of this post, that's exactly what it is. Thanks for this beautiful reminder.

  3. I think we all need these reminders. I called a friend the other day to tell her that the last 2 days with my kids had been amazing, and remind her that it's totally possible to have good days with them.

    Sometimes we just get so caught up in life that we forget the good...

    I'm so sorry you had to attend a funeral. A reminder of how delicate life is..

  4. Beautiful.

    (And when did you possibly have time to make that wonderful new header?)

  5. Beautiful quote...and so true.

    So, so sorry about your friend.

  6. Beautiful photo of a beautiful life. All those ups and downs conspire to give much needed perspective, even unexpected glimpses of childhood memories.

    It wasn't that long ago when all of us were in the backseat, or perhaps leaping over the seats in a station wagon in an unsafe manner.

  7. This photo id just beautiful, it made me smile the biggest smile :)

  8. I totally get this post. oxox You're wonderful.

  9. The feeling of belonging is so very important in this life and your darling little post here nailed it. Picture and all...

  10. amen and amen. I feel the same way.

    I am sorry for the loss ...

  11. Everything you write is inspired (and your photos are magical).

    P.S. I'm sorry about your friend.


  12. interesting blog - i enjoyed reading a few of your posts - thanks for the invite through You Capture :)

  13. My jaw is on the floor. Hilary Duff? Really? Beautiful.

    I'm so sorry about your friend.