I was made to be wide-eyed all the days of my life.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

August 15th, Minneapolis

All things are full of labor; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

I'm back in the run of things, sitting here, in the basement of my grandparents house.
My flight got in at about 4 and I've sorta been bumming around the house, staying away from my computer, trying to procrastinate as much as possible before diving, diving, diving into weddings and workshops.

This past week in Georgia was a good one. I'd forgotten about stories,
about how much I am entirely addicted to them.
I forgot how epic even the simplest of stories can be.
And how everyone has a story.

From a homeless guy, Tristan, on Peachtree ave

to David the Barista who doesn't even like coffee

From Angie, a woman with a heart for the homeless

to William, the warrior in the woods

From Martha, the retired carnival worker...

to Mike, my theologian friend from the laundry mat

I forgot that everyone has their own story.

I get so easily wrapped up in my own story that I forget that the world is made up of little ones. A billion little stories about people, meshed together to make up History.

I am tempted to stop. Cause I'm kinda tired.

But that would leave things unwritten, unsaid.
And too many things are left unsaid.

(Things like:
I love my friends, even when I can't take a decent self portrait.)

I cannot stop. I must keep moving.


(I still dress weird and love life.


  1. this is the Laura, I know and love!

  2. Laura! I really love your perspective on life.... and I think I'm already addictited to your blog :) I'm so glad I met you! Thanks.

  3. such beautiful thoughts, Laura girl! thanks for the reminder. keep letting the Lord write His amazing story in you - I am blessed just thinking of it! (Jer. 29:11) love ya.

  4. Laura- you must have, what....2 million friends now?

    Are you coming home soon? You know we miss you and Grace is beginning to think that room is hers.
    love you!

  5. Laura,

    I love your beautiful, wide-open heart. You are a gorgeous person, and the way that you think is a wonderful thing.

  6. Well, a friend gave me this link and said I would like it. And this was awesome. I love stories more than anything. Thanks for edification through similar thinking.
    much love.
    my name is seth.