15 May 2014

messy nightstands and snowstorms in may









Well, a messy nightstand is certainly on my list of favorite signs of life. Mine is always flooded with a healthy-sized pile of books. And, in the case that it's not, that's just because I've shifted the pile to any number of places -- the kitchen table, the windowsill. My book collection grows faster than I can keep up with reading it. But that's ok, because books are friends. And I like keeping lots of book-company around. Spring cleaning in this place is a practice that excludes the reigning in of books. I say, let them be! Fall (open) where they may. I'm not one for letting things pile up -- clothes, feelings, the laundry. But books are another matter entirely.

...But what I can't wrap my head around is when is spring cleaning in Denver? I've accepted -- even love -- the moodiness of spring. The swift changes announced. A thunderstorm, a chill, a spot of sun, and back and forth all day. But snowstorms in mid-May is something I've grown increasingly disenchanted with. And less because of the weather itself -- and more its assertion against my love of editing, of tidying up. Just as soon as beanies and coats are packed in drawers, they're back out, and dripping snow water all about. It's comical really -- we've each made our little squirrel piles about this place -- different go-to piles of spring clothes, summer clothes, and winter clothes each occupy all the corners of this place, that we shift to and from -- grabbing outfit changes fast -- throughout the week, and often, within a single day. There are snow boots and flats and wedges and sneakers and sandals laid out together -- with equal opportunity of being used. And oh, it keeps us laughing...but we'd really like to tidy this place up once and for all, too.

So that is the long version. Here's the short one: I'd like to trade the snow for rain, because rain storms are best, and also, books are good, the end.

10 comments:

  1. Just bought those clogs, too. Sales so good.

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  2. we got snow last week too. -_- but i'm so with you, books and rain is the best.
    and your photographs are lovely!

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  3. I like having more books than I have time to read because it gives me so many options :) I love those clogs and these photos are beautiful, as always.
    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

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  4. I love your nightstand books! That is a healthy dose of imagination, right there. I'm currently reading Anne of Avonlea and can get so lost in her Romantic world of beauty and whimsy. I think you've given me inspiration to dive into the Little House books next though :)

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  5. Send some of your cool weather our way - we're melting here in California! And, yes, books are the best thing ever.

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  6. Your description of everyday things is so beautiful! Books, piles of clothes, the crazy weather-it helps me remember that our lives are made up of lots of little moments and scenes to notice and savor. Thanks, Bridget:)

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  7. Oooook. I've just discovered your blog and it has completely made my day. You are gorgeous, your photos are all stunning, your style, your whole shtick is glorious and I am so happy to have 'found' you! Houray!

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  8. Oooook. I've just discovered your blog and it has completely made my day. You are gorgeous, your photos are all stunning, your style, your whole shtick is glorious and I am so happy to have 'found' you! Houray!

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