better than the one before

*small wave* Jul was kind enough to inform me that this post isn’t showing up in the wordpress reader, so I thought I’d try sharing it again—not that anyone is particularly suffering without my 2 AM ramblings in their life, but oh well. :)

midnight mind


There are two things happening at once: I am overwhelmed by the sudden desire to type out some rambling descriptions of recent existence, and my siblings are having a dance party. The issue here is that my laptop and the dance party happen to be in the same room, and this dear laptop cannot be unplugged for more than approximately thirty seconds without experiencing a sudden and dramatic death. Therefore, we will coexist in the darkness, one human squinting at a too-bright screen while the other four turn up twenty one pilots to dangerous levels of volume and burn off their sugar-induced energy.

I found three pieces of a butterfly wing in the barn tonight, black and orange and impossibly thin. They kept fluttering off my fingers and spinning away through the air, acting as if they still held some kind of fragile, weightless life. Now they’re on my desk…

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9 thoughts on “better than the one before

  1. Well maybe I didn’t know I needed this but maybe I still did. O.o Man, that was lovely. Honestly these are some of my favorite kinds of posts. They feel so real and casual and yet sacred. Ordinary life is the most beautiful sometimes, and I love how you showed that. SO GOOD AHH HELP.

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