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February 25, 2010

at peace, warmth, match, and longevity
posted by soe 11:16 pm

It’s been a long week (mostly in a good sense) and I’m feeling overwhelmed and exhausted by it. So my three beautiful things may make sense to no one but myself — or maybe they will:

1. The first peek of ocean when coming around a bend in the road is enough to make me feel like a load has been lifted from my shoulders. The hour or so we spend on the beach is my most relaxing in months.

2. D.C. has had a surprisingly chilly, snowy winter. I left home on a day that felt balmy in the lower 40s only to reach the other coast and find it practically tropical in the 60s. On Tuesday I spent much of the day out in the sun with bare arms and legs. In February…

3. My brother’s partner appears to be exactly what I would have picked out for him: sweet, funny, kind, and cute. I’m sure he’s not perfect, but he really does seem like a great guy, and I’m really happy for the two of them.

And because this merits mention, a fourth bonus item:

4. An old friend is the best kind because they know you well enough to call you on your shit, remember your old stories when they were just life, and are willing to stay up late with you when the nothing you thought you had to say turns out to be something after all, even though you both have to be up early the next day. Plus, sometimes they will invite you to bake cookies with them.

What’s been beautiful in your world recently?

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posted by soe 1:56 am

I’m home. It was a great trip to San Diego, with minimal work frustrations and the opportunity to see my brother, meet his partner, and spend time with Grey Kitten and his husband.

I’ll update more later, as I’ve spent most of tonight dozing on the couch and, now that the dishes are done, want nothing more than to continue doing so but in bed. Plus, what my body considers 5:30 in the morning is going to come around far too soon.

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