Posts tagged "relationships"

Sea Glass and Saying Yes

I dreamed about you again last night. We were standing in the middle of a street in the city and I was using my phone to take images of a building. It had a series of arches which went on endlessly and the cerulean sky echoed out behind it. As I paused to look around,… Continue reading

The Two Date Rule and Why I’m Done With It

I have a lot of rules. An utterly ridiculous amount of rules. Last night I was having a conversation with someone and mentioned the way I was raised — an extremely conservative evangelical upbringing — with….yep, you guessed it A LOT OF RULES. “I’m not there anymore,” I said, “But I guess I make up… Continue reading

Other Side Days

November is almost over, Love… Shall we dance for that? This isn’t going to be one of those letters where I have little tiny details to gently walk us into it. We’re going in headfirst and it’s a bit of a cesspool. This week was hard. And long. But today is Sunday and we get… Continue reading

Good Southern Men

“Good Southern men are slow movers,” Jason said between drinks of his miso soup. We were sitting in a hole-in-the-wall sushi restaurant reputed to be one of Nashville’s best. A drunken tourist behind us interrupted loudly to ask the table across the way what their thoughts were on Broadway. “Should it be DONE?” The visible… Continue reading

Love Experiment #57: Hit Me With Your Best Shot

This is a part of a series of letters I write to my one day great love. Yep. I’m that earnest. You are too. That’s why you’re reading this. <3 Darling man, This morning I wish I could reach over and and tangle my leg with yours, feeling your warmth while I write these words…. Continue reading

I Have Enough Pictures Without You In Them

Hi. Are you thinking of me? Because this morning has me feeling you. You’re out there; so close I can almost feel your hand on mine as I begin to write this morning. It’s odd to feel you so near and not even know your name. But you’re there. I know it. I know you…. Continue reading

How My Family Helped Me Rebuild

This morning I sat with my family around the table at our favorite diner and talked for an extra hour after we’d finished breakfast. There was a lot of laughter. I had two dates this week and though I hadn’t thought much about it, they were horrified to learn I’d paid for each of them…. Continue reading

Deep Lines: An Almost Love Story

Deep lines echoed out from the corners of his eyes. They reflected the sea only a moment’s walk from where we sat; a reminder that this was a place where smiles formed daily. He sat sipping his steaming coffee while a massive dog lumbered nearby, making a nest about his knees. Wearing shorts, a polo,… Continue reading

Don’t Let Me Down

I don’t know when showing up became so important to me. I watch your lips moving I see the words taking shape But love’s like a language I cannot translate I can’t afford to be careless And let you in I turn my head for one minute And lose everything Maybe it was Bedlam that… Continue reading

Winter Lessons: A Love Story Playlist

I’ve always been a little unsure of love. I’ve been curious about it and fascinated by it. Mostly I’ve been wary of it. I’ve gone all in and head over heels. I’ve belly flopped into love and ran from it and disappeared inside it and tried to find myself within it’s boundaries. But I’ve never… Continue reading