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live this life

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make money to live.
& never the opposite.
always a sweet reminder of our why.
when life is really busy & workaholic tendencies kick in,
holding onto this truth tightly.
trying to always remember to live this beautiful & precious life.

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June 25th, 2014 at 10:08 am

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Words to Live by {enjoy life}

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April 25th, 2014 at 2:46 pm

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Words to Live by {the spirit of youth}

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i’m loving every second of spring.
// a few instagram snaps of our spring so far.

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April 17th, 2014 at 10:23 am

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too many tabs

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via a pair of pears
this is reality right now.
knee deep in too many projects
not enough sleep
let’s go to the movies instead.

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February 12th, 2014 at 6:45 pm

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see like a child.

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“DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old.
“Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus.
“Papa says, ‘If you see it in THE SUN it’s so.’
“Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?
VIRGINIA, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s or children’s, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.
Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no VIRGINIAS. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.
Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that’s no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.
You may tear apart the baby’s rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, VIRGINIA, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.
No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.”
-Francis Pharcellus

live life believing in the unseen like a child.
keep your sense of wonder.
hope has come. & hope is unseen.
what a whimsical & exciting world we live in.
filled with ‘supernal beauty & glory beyond.’
pursue faith, fancy, poetry, love, & romance.
fight skepticism in this skeptical age.
fight to see past the veil.
fight to see like a child.

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December 23rd, 2013 at 8:33 am

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