“Someone can be madly in love with you and still not be ready. They can love you in a way you have never been loved and still not join you on the bridge. And whatever their reasons you must leave. Because you never ever have to inspire anyone to meet you on the bridge. You never ever have to convince someone to do the work to be ready. There is more extraordinary love, more love that you have never seen, out here in this wide and wild universe. And there is the love that will be ready.”
“It’s okay to be “too much”. Someday, someone will understand, and it will all make sense.”
— Andréa Bal
— Caitlyn Siehl
I think I learned a little bit more about love this week – and it wasn’t because of what my partner said – but what he did. The way he is. How he responds. It’s good to learn love from such an example. I’m blessed indeed.
Love is ugly sometimes. It’s PMS and morning breath and deathgripping your partner’s hand because you’ve a chronic fear of airplane turbulence despite being a frequent flyer. It’s killing bugs and odd jobs about the house. Turning a blind eye when you see long strands of black hair fall from your moulting cat of a woman. Deciphering Excel spreadsheets and being a cheerleader when you’re exhausted yourself. It’s taco dribbled down the front of your top and the chuckle that ensues. It’s hard truths prefaced by, “You’re not going to like this but…”
But it’s also lying awake in bed, dreaming out loud. It’s running out for a coffee and cronut in Singapore or Creole sandwich for breakfast in NY to please her. And iTunes playlists and putting yourself second. So I just want to thank my partner for being so incredible, for concluding every hilariously disastrous event with, “We’re going to look back and laugh ’bout this some day.”
The wonderful things he does for me reminds me of Jonathan Safran Foer’s, “I am doing something I hate for you. This is what it means to be in love.”
Spent the morning blending the essential oils that will soon make up the new Awakening Elixir (if you’re a fan of all-natural, chemical-free perfumes, stick around for this one!) to accompany our Glow Elixir roll-on blend. The Awakening Elixir comes after a few (years worth!) of requests to transpose the scent from our Awakening Scrub into a roll-on and we hope to answer this need very soon.
Another thing I’m counting down is our next big trip abroad. I haven’t travelled with my family for many years – not since I was a teen – so this, coupled with the fact that I’m getting a new sister in 20 days or so is beyond exciting! I cannot wait to journey with the people I love most and see the town she grew up in, to eat all that good food and to welcome this new season of life for my brother with my family.