While walking under the St. John's Bridge with my big, brown dog Benny I was drawn to getting as close to the river as we could. Benny didn't mind, he loves any opportunity to jump into any size of water - tiny puddle, to expansive ocean (but he hates the rain, go figure).
While walking along a tiny span of beach I noticed the word "World" written in the sand. Then I looked behind me and saw the words in front of it, "Love The".
Love The World.
It is so nice to find hope in places you don't expect.
Jill of Scary Mommy is doing a linky post about school pictures. You know the ones, possibly you didn't smile a sweet smile, just the smirk of panic. Or you didn't know it was picture day because you had been out sick for a week and you show up in your most comfortable shirt and bed-head. (Yep. That happened to me. The smile was good though!)
Well, my scanner isn't working or else I would post a particular picture from Freshman year. Since I don't have a visual, here's the story:
I remember my first day of High School. Actually what I remember is the picture taken of me leaving for my first day of High School. I'm wearing a brave smile, but the hair, the hair, my hair style was a nightmare.
My two best friends and I were going to be attending a High School out of our district. That was stressful enough. To add to this new-ness we wanted new looks as well. K. was going to sport the Argyle and Alligator shirt look. W. was going for 'All Monogrammed, Al…
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