yesterday i drove to washington, d.c. and today i drove back.  i decided about a week ago that i was going to do it.  basically i have been stressing out about every single facet of my life, and then thinking about how i’m being stupid for stressing, and then stressing out about how i’m stressing when i shouldn’t be stressing and what the hell, right?

so my solution, as always, was to drive for 10 hours for 20 hours of hanging out with farah.  that’s what best friends are for, to give you a destination when you want to get in a car and drive for a long time and have a place to sleep at the end.

we spent last night eating pizza, drinking wine out of the house, buying cds, drinking wine in the house, listening to cds, and watching the muppet movie.  and sleeping.  and then we spent this morning doing yoga, eating eggs and toast and hanging out with my brother.

and the only picture i took was of this horse:

you have to understand that this horse was having the best time i have ever seen a horse have in my entire life.  he kept sticking his head out of the window like a dog, and his lips were going CRAZY flapping in the wind.  this was on a section of 95N right on the other side of richmond, in a small pocket of nice weather.  i called janel and left her a voicemail about it.  i was laughing out loud, in the car by myself, watching this horse and his mouth doing their things.  there were two other horses in the trailer, too, but they just hung out inside like a couple of losers.  it made this horse seem even awesomer.

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5 Responses to spur

  1. charlotte says:

    man, i feel you on the stress problems. making your way in the world today takes everything you got.

  2. Alison E.B. says:

    We should have carpooled. Did you see all the rainbows?

  3. apheckel says:

    no kidding, charlotte, sometimes you just wanna go. i just feel totally exhausted now, which is a marked improvement.

    i missed all the rainbows, alison! it’s a bummer. at least i got to see the horse. the rain was kind of funny, though, and in retrospect it was probably ripe for rainbows, but i didn’t see a single one. i guess i had to be on the lookout for that horse.

  4. carol says:

    a co-worker handed this to me today, and I thought I would share. I have been stressed out a lot lately about my health and what I want to do with my future, and this helped me. I hope it helps you too.

    “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
    Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
    It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
    Your playing small does not serve the world.
    There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
    We are all meant to shine, as children do.
    It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
    And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
    As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

    -Marianne Williamson

  5. Natalie says:

    I feel like Carol is basically giving you permission to be BIG AND LOUD.

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