The very first semester I taught creative writing, I had this girl in my class. She was absolutely hilarious, and an absolute romantic (more romantic than me). Her boyfriend had just left on a mission. And, she was determined to wait for him. She'd regale us with stories of letters and waiting and other unrelated funny stuff. But usually, I didn't have much hope for her and her beau. I mean, it's so long. She would change. He would change. What was the point of loving and waiting?
The semester ended, and we remained in touch somehow (bless you Facebook). To everyone's delight--she married that guy who went on a mission. (I will feel ashamed for my doubt for the rest of my life.) (Forgive me Tara)
Anyways. Everyone should read her blog. Because. It's gorgeous & funny. Start here. and then read here.
Happy Monday. The winds have shifted (My brother surprised me last tuesday afternoon-- the day after i got stuck in the snow. I can't remember what we were talking about-- but for some reason he said, "Em, the winds have shifted." I love that phrase because the other half of it is "in your favor." Also, I love my brother.) Do something lovely today. For March. For luck.