Saturday, January 3, 2015

only love is all maroon

I found a secret spot today at the park.

I didn't think there were any cool spots left to find there. The park is one of my favorites, and I have done a decent amount of exploring there already, but today God showed me a new spot. Curious, I walked over to the edge of the brush and came upon a previously overlooked path by the trees. There, tucked in the woods, was a cute little picnic bench by the water's edge. It was a nice escape from the noise of the cars on the streets, although there was a particularly vocal duck in the lake that had quite a lot to say. (He was a ham!) To take solace in the forest is to visit with an old friend.

In 2015 I want to spend more time in the woods. I have been taking some nice evening nature walks and they have been really relaxing. I have also been trying to read poetry instead of spending time online.

Or she and her lover would sit opposed
And darkly drink each other's eyes 
With faint headshakings, no more wise. 
The most he asked her eyes to grant
Was that in what she does not want 
A woman wants to be overruled. 
Or was the instinct in him fooled?
He knew not, neither of them knew.
They could only say like any two,
"You tell me and I'll tell you."
-- Robert Frost 

I'm looking forward to living more naturally in 2015. I want to eat more fruits and veggies, and write letters. I am excited to see how God is going to help make me a more gentle soul as well. 2015 is going to be a year of exquisite heart change, I can feel it.


  1. Love love love. New spots are the best. I love finding new in something old. <3

  2. Beautiful words & a beautiful spot. I also love the title - I've been singing that Bon Iver song quite a bit lately!

  3. I love walks through the woods too. They are so peaceful and restful :)
    I also love the title of this blog! Bon Iver forever and ever.


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