4.12.2012

Everyday life.

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Maybe it's the way that little girl smiled and laughed and jumped around and gave free hugs. It made me want to write. The brushes and murky water strewn and dripped on tables, soaking newspaper. The way I asked a girl if she wanted to "wipe the blue paint off from her chin and mouth" and the way she said "when I go home." The constant buzzing noise, the warm sun on my skin contrasting the arctic air conditioned room. A clogged glue bottle, two clogged glue bottles, three clogged -- unscrewing the cap and using sticky fingers to paste the fish on the paper. Glue everywhere. It made me want to write.

Evening walks with Michael; laughing hysterically for no reason. Constantly passing dog walkers; more dog walkers; loathing dog walkers. The sun dipping behind a cloud. Taking pictures of the trees and the sky; taking pictures of Michael; instructing Michael to take pictures of me.

Running home; devouring coffee and cake; doing absolutely nothing and regretting it.

It made me want to write.

27 comments:

  1. This made me happy. And now I want to write. =)

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  2. now i want to write. this is beautiful.
    -jocee <3

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  3. i love how you take pictures of yourself but you're not vain about it--you're so humble it makes me smile. :) and you're honest--i like honest people :) you've inspired me quite nicely deary. thank you :)

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  4. poignant, true, heart-felt.

    wow, kimberly. wow.

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  5. I would have to say, "It made me want to play guitar", but i agree with everything else.
    Express yourself!- so glad that you do little sis!

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  6. Thank you. And thank you even more. Now I itch to write. I've been itching to write since you've sent me that email. But know I don't know where, I've just finished another journal, and I'm in transit.

    Why are you such a good writer, Kimberly? It's really not fair. And the worst of it is, is that you're so talented with other things, that you don't even have to do something with your writing.

    Ugh,
    Becks

    P.S. Is this the beyond cute little girl you told me about?

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    1. Well good, now I'll be expecting you to mail me the last part of your story sometime next week. ;) And I'm jealous of your journaling skills.

      Oh, stop it. Out of manners, I say thank you. Out of righteous anger, I say helloooo, your writing skills are killer.

      Smiles,
      Me

      P.S. No, actually I made friends with two sisters in class. They are even better then cute -- they're absoloutely hilarious (and hyper). ;)

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  7. Beautiful post.
    And that's such a neat picture! Did you get it off pinterest or did you create it yourself?

    Katie

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    1. Thanks, Katie! I did take/make the picture myself. I've been wanting to do some typography for a while. :)

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  8. and so i read Kimberly's blog post and i made me want to write!!! :) Beautiful post, my friend!

    -kimberly

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  9. oh my gosh yes! I totally feel this way all the time. and now I want to write. ;)

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  10. this was beautiful. and it made me want to write something as simple yet beautiful :D

    xo,
    Jessica

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  11. Your candid style is so open and inspiring. You captured in words what so many feel. Beautiful.

    Are you an art teacher? That's a dream of mine. I'd love any tips you might want to share!

    love
    Em

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    1. Thank you, Emily, you're so sweet. :) No, I'm just as assistant to an art teacher, but it's tons of fun. If you know an art teacher in your area, ask if you could help out with the class. It's a really good learning experience.

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  12. Hey sweet lady! I found your blog via She Smiles, She Writes and I'm SO GLAD that I did! I love finding sisters in Christ writing about their lives and love for the Lord in this blogosphere. It's like finding a diamond in the rough! I'm your newest follower! xoxo

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  13. THIS. it made me want to write. x

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    1. and following now. cannot believe I wasn't before. always love slipping away to your blog for a few minutes of quiet, reading your words and looking at your photos and feeling the calm that your whole site breathes.

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    2. Hannah, your kind words just made my day even lovlier. Thank you, dear!

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  14. Your posts -- ALWAYS make me want to write. Love this post, Kimberly! Gracious, even this post telling about what makes you want to write is well written.

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    1. Sorry -- I just said the word "post" about 1500 times. Geesh.

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  15. you write so vivid and beautifully! i love the typography in your graphic. lovely blog, i came across it through the blog Borderless.

    andrea brionne @thedailyeverythings.blogspot.com

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  16. This is totally beautiful. <3 everything in this post is exactly how I think..... all the time. xD And you're a seriously good writer.

    -Mel
    over @ cyantypewriter.blogspot.com

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