Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thursday night

at Volunteer Park Cafe

Have you ever noticed how we, in the broadest sense, are in the habit of saying what people expect to hear? Being genuine often comes across as over-sharing. It makes people uncomfortable.

When things start to get a little crazy around here, usually just before dinner, if I’m lucky, it finally occurs to me to turn on some music. Johnny Cash saved us, tonight.

The weather is a little absurd right now, if you ask me. Sun, rain and snow, all in a day, more than once this week.

When, after the lights are out, and the house starts to settle and one of them says, ‘Mom?’ and I say, ‘Yes?’ and he responds, ‘Good, you’re there,' I feel my life has been a success.

10 comments:

molly said...

Unexpected goosebumps, that last line, there.

I think genuine suits you, Lecia.

missb@dragonflyvintage said...

:-)

just sayin.

Karin said...

Love this. The shots and especially your words. What you share always touches me in some way. Thank you for that.

Erica said...

oh, that last line. <3

Darcy said...

great post! and that top picture is just amazing.

Emma said...

Yep JC cheers me up as well.

Love the very warm and cosy last line of your post.

Urban Girl said...

Oh, I loved this post. I wonder, when you say people are in the habit of saying what is expected, do you mean they tend to over share or sensor?

Tracy said...

Authentic is so wonderful.

Francesca said...

Lovely.

KPiep said...

I struggle to find the balance between over sharing/complaining and authenticity on the blog often.

And I love your last bit. It is good to feel needed.