“A day spent without the sight and sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession of such days is fatal to human life.” ~Lewis Mumford
I really should be getting some sleep (Vera is persistently scratching at my leg to remind that it is past her bedtime), but if I go to sleep tonight, that means that tomorrow I must wake up in reality, and the smarties will be gone--this week has felt like something far from reality in a way. I have spent the week playing with my sister and my new little niece (whom I met for the first time this week!), and to be honest it didn't feel out of the ordinary at all; it felt right, like this is how things have always been. I know that tomorrow I will want to call her up thinking that she just lives on the other side of town and can come and chill with us, but she will be on a plane heading back to China (okay, Michigan, but right now it feels like China), and I will be sad as I reminisce what fun we had this week. I hadn't realized how much I missed my sister, and how much I will miss my little niece now that we have become acquainted. Sometimes reality sucks. So for now, I am in denial...
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
~Philip K. Dick
Dear Carolyn: I am coming to visit you--this is no longer a request, it's a necessity. ;)