Thursday, November 10, 2011

a tiny truth

elodie and i were walking up the steps to our house this weekend when we came across this fellow. he was so tiny, i'm surprised we saw him at all. i've never seen such a magical little snail, bright blue with an irridescent shell. my dear friend erin recently said to me, 'nothing that is meant for you will ever pass you by.' it's so easy to want to peek over the fence to see the future and what's coming my way. hearing this little phrase gave me a huge sigh of relief. what is meant for me will come into my life from the littlest snail to the biggest wish i may have. thank you little snail (and erin) for reminding me of that.

7 comments:

  1. I need to remember this more often. x

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  2. I don't know how this could speak to me more. Thank you! I needed to hear that!

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  3. Elizabeth I ABsolutely adore your blog. Your writing is so tender, simple, and relatable. I feel a sense of quiet when I read your beautiful posts. This quote is so so lovely and I want to remember it forever. Thank you for sharing. It's so true. It honestly makes me think of my boyfriend. We met at one time in our lives, and neither of us were ready for each other. We had a quick fling, and then forgot about one another's existence for two full years. I mean TRULY forgot about one another's very existence. His existence as a person was erased from my memory. I didn't ever think of him or remember him. Our interaction had been so short lived. My life got extremely busy, I got a new job, I moved to a new place. And he was just someone I'd once met but forgotten about. Two full years later, I ran into him by pure accident and fell IN LOVE on the spot. We have literally been inseparable since that day (over one year ago) and just moved in together 2 weeks ago. What was meant for me came in to my life for a tease, then disappeared, and I didn't seek it out. I was not thinking about wanting or needing a boyfriend when I ran into him. I didn't will it to happen, or look him up on the internet to re-connect because I was lonely. I was perfectly content in my life. But I stumbled upon him, as surprisingly as you happened upon the beautiful snail. This man I'd forgotten was even alive. And it was just instant love. I saw him, and thought "I'm in love with you." It was crazy because I didn't even KNOW him! At all. I knew nothing about this person or what he done in the last two years. But I just KNEW. And here we are today. He was meant for me and came into my life. I didn't have to look for him, over the fence as you say. What a beautiful sentiment. I think it applies to every single aspect of life. It is incredibly calming and relieving to recognize this.
    Have a lovely day in sunny LA! It's cold and windy here in DC : ( I am at a cafe drinking chamomile tea. : )

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  4. "Nothing that is meant for you, will ever pass you by". I love that, it's so true!

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  5. That's such a beautiful thought! And so true. Thank you for this today, xo

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  6. I love you Liz! So much! Thank you for the shoutout! I live by that and it feels so comforting!

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