...the walk from the subway to home brings sheer joy. each. and. every. time.

these are the days i remind myself to breathe deeply. to slow down. to look for the fireflies and to enjoy the small things--the new shoes and freshly painted toes. the ability to pull out on a pen and paper anywhere--on the subway, in the middle of a concert.

these are the days that bright lips and fresh bangs and an air conditioner (that i managed to install all by myself) make all the difference. a full night's sleep, a clean room. these are the things...