Dimming The Ground Lights

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A few years ago – at this same time of the year, my husband and I went out rather late at night to relax in the hot tub. We went out through the garage, and our path to the patio was well-lit by the motion-detector light that was activated when we opened the garage door.

We were enjoying the contrast of warm water and the cool night air. The night was beautiful and quiet. And because we were so still in the shadow of the garage, the motion detector shut off the light.

We were in pitch darkness. Until we weren’t.

Our eyes adjusted to the darkness. The backyard and the woods around us lit up.

With Fireflies.

They were everywhere. Hundreds. Twinkling in the blackness.

It was breathtaking.

And if the light had stayed on, we never would have seen it.

I’m reminded of this fortunate spectacle today, because…

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You Know You’re A Book Nerd When…

The Book Goddess

1. You read books in one sitting.

(Not certain I’ve ever really done this, actually. Maybe once or twice.)

2. You have a book quote/reference for almost every situation.

(Believe me, Hunger Games references are a daily occurence.)

3. You’re packing, and you spend more time deciding which book to bring than what clothes to bring.

(This is me today. I decided on Mockingjay. I’m in the mood for rereading it. Maybe it won’t be such a blur the second time.)

4. You name everything after fictional people.

(My phone’s name is Carswell. As in Carswell Thorne.)

5. You cry your eyes out over characters.

(Spoilers. But yes. I sob.)

6. You cry because a series is over.

(I’m pretty sure part of the reason Mockingjay Part 2 had me bawling was because it was over.)

7. Pretty much everything you enjoy relates to books in some manner.

(Yep!)

8…

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In our setting of Hawkins, Indiana, 1983, everyone has their monsters---both figuratively and literally. Take the evil Demogorgon monster for example, who has stolen Will Byers and left behind his devastated family and friends. They must all slay their monsters of grief and some even battle supposed insanity when they start seeing and hearing paranormal signs [...]

Feelings

Eyes + Words

1/11/2017

“People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality;

their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is,

but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are

taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love

if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide

their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio.

You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you

carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are

a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them,

and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality.

You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.”

– Jim Morrison


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