// The Simple Things //

"every man's life ends the same way. it is only the
details of how he lived & how he died
that distinguish one man from another." -Ernest Hemingway

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& there, i find life.

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“the most wonderful thing is that you and i are always walking together, hand in hand, in a strangely beautiful world, unknown to other people. we both stretch one hand to receive from life – and life is generous indeed.”
― kahlil gibran
 
we love our new land, our surroundings
calling california home is a dream.
a dream we have been dreaming together for so long.
& the best part of living this dream, this life, is that it’s with you.
it is hand in hand. our own little world, that only we know.
perfectly filled with adventure, love, comfort, risk, play, safety, mystery.
 
together we go.
to the tops of mountains that overlook the city.
complaining + hot. our muscles so sore. having a banana & chocolate picnic along the way.
laughing quietly together at all of our inside jokes.
moments where all we can hear is each others footsteps & heavy breaths.
reaching the top. together.
 
together we go.
escaping to the desert. soaking in the sun & her beautiful heat.
the santa ana breeze warm upon our skin.
reading next to you. dipping our toes into the pool.
street tacos & thrifting for a new black top.
quarter machine toys, a bouncy ball & fake panda tattoo.
laying next to you, gazing up at the stars.
 
together we go.
for a late night walk in the rain shower.
dashing across the street, through the puddles.
water drops covering my nose, covering your glasses.
to the park, our park.
listening to the waves crash below. holding your hand.
laughing & joking the whole time.
 
i’m so lucky to be yours. to know you. to be known by you.
i’m so grateful that when i stretch out my hand, you are reaching back.
& there, i find life.

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January 27th, 2015 at 1:36 pm

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The Simple Things {dreams}

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i dream of living a simple life, with you by my side.
i dream of bright white walls.
of open windows. of sea breezes.
bike rides. adventures. picnics.
these are my dreams.
& the best part of my dreams are, of course, you by my side.

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August 11th, 2014 at 1:57 pm

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The Simple Things {preparing for summer}

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life lately has been surrounded with some gloomy spring days,
making us want to stay tucked in bed all day with slippers & tea.
we have been busy trying to organize everything we can imagine
before the sun & our upcoming hectic schedule appear with full force.
clearing the clutter on our hard-drives, reorganizing & downsizing in our home here & there,
& even trying to embrace solitude & clear our minds before life gets too busy again.
we are hoping some of this simplifying will help our summer be really fun instead of swaying towards overwhelming.

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April 29th, 2014 at 10:48 am

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weekends {floating & dancing.}

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“The aim of life is to live, & to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.”
― Henry Miller

weekends are important.
they are beautiful.
they are sacred.
we have gone through too many seasons working right through our weekend.
but weekends create needed space.
space to dream.
space to dance .
to float.
to be aware.
to remember to live.
 
 
these images were taken last weekend & symbolize so much life to me.
they show me what happens when i take time to slow down. & breath. & live.
crazy creative ideas happen.
as we take a sunday afternoon drive with the windows down, i can say,
“hey nate…. i have a crazy idea, but….”
& then these pictures are born through an iphone.
makes me smile huge.

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April 2nd, 2014 at 9:32 am

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The Simple Things {winter days}

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“Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me.
Of course we will hurt each other.
But this is the very condition of existence.
To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter.
To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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February 11th, 2014 at 4:21 pm

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