Monday, November 1, 2010

:: where do you go when you're gone...

(images via weheartit)

when you're gone...

you might possibly be pouring over fantastic novels.
gearing up to be an aunt.
buying early christmas presents.
or booking plane tickets to new york city in december.

you might be listening to john lennon on repeat.
or watching the star trek movie-- and loving it without shame.

you might be helping friends move into new houses.
or gathering those same friends together for cooking parties.
(bring your own ingredients, please.)

you might be gathering another group of friends together after a long time apart--
marveling at everyone's kids. jobs. and lives.

you might be coming together in faith with your family--
ever thankful for more undeserved miracles.

you might be donning warm fuzzy boots-- and star gazing.
or strategically plotting your cell phone upgrade.

you might be mentally planning road trips to chicago.
and putting in hours at work to get there.

you might be stumbling through corn mazes.
carving pumpkins.
roasting the seeds.

and trying to hold the christmas carols in till thanksgiving.

you might be baking biscuits & breads.
making soups.
and sipping earl grey tea lattes.

you might be peeking into the future--
while dancing in the present.

at least that's what i've been doing.

quiet here.
but never gone, friends.

life is good.


  1. :) glad you had a nice break from blogland, and glad to see you back

  2. I'm doing several of those things.

    But I just can't hold back the christmas carols :)

  3. glad to have you back from quiet :)your posts are always uplifting to my day!

    and it sounds like it was a wonderful (and possibly not so quiet) month off! good for you to make it so!

  4. What a lovely post! Glad to have you back!

  5. We missed you!! Love to hear that you are living up life!!!

  6. Sounds lovely. Looking forward to hearing all about it when you feel like coming back.

  7. so many good things going on :) happy you're back!!

  8. welcome back! :) so lovely to hear about all the good things.

  9. all of those things sound so nice! glad you are enjoying your time off. glad to see you back on blogger! hope you are having a good day! :)

  10. This is TOO cute! And let's NOT hold the Christmas carols in!

  11. So eloquently put! I had a recent break myself - mine was due to some pretty rough morning sickness. :(

  12. I was worried we wouldn't ever hear from you again. I love this blog and your frequent posts were dearly missed ! I am so glad to have read this post and it certainly didn't disappoint either . Such greatness . So happy all is well with you !

  13. lovely, lovely, lovely post, my dear. i adore it.


    xo Alison

  14. So I stumbled across your blog from 'Ruth Writes' and I absolutely love it. It may just be one of my most favorite random finds to date!

    Just wanted to say hey from a new follower! :)

  15. You've got a way with words! Glad that you're back on the blog scene!

  16. Oh Alfie how much we have the same crazy lives we live through this blog world! I of course love how you wrote this & the creativity of words! You are really brilliant when it come to that. I like how you have fun when you write. This post really inspired me to write a post. Well a better post then I had already written. I'm really glad to hear that your life is so full right now. God has put a lot of things on your plate (mine too.) Thanks for taking time & posting so I can see that you aren't dead!
    Write again when you have the time, because I love reading about your life.
    Love, Cali

  17. life is so, so good indeed.

    sometimes you just need to step away from blog-land and live your life! but, it is nice to hear from you again :) we missed you!