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The world is at our fingertips, and stretches ahead
vast, and spread out before us - ours!
the dawnings and sunsets each unique and familiar,
but wild and surprising, simultaneously 
and we can at least claim that
if we're afraid to grab the rest - 
and a little bit afraid 
of being afraid.

But what are hands if not to touch - to hold?
why exist our feet except for walking?

where to go first? walk, and see...
it's nice to look, but more fun to touch.
Go ahead - get your hands dirty
you'll get There eventually, and in the meantime
isn't it awful nice to be Here?

xx,
Olivia (s) 

p.s. I'm happy to be right here... and I'm happy that you're here, too. 

18 comments:

  1. Olivia this is so perfect. I have so many changes getting ready to happen in my life right now and I honestly have no idea what I'm going to do...but I want to enjoy the wild unknown.

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    1. It's so scary, Ashlyn!! I'm feeling it, too! Everything in my life is just teetering on the edge of something, and I'm trying to enjoy the here and now without panicking too much, but it's HARD! We can figure life out together. :)

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  2. fdklsfjsdklsjllkm,flefdkajlkdf

    OLIVIAAAAA!!!!! Yes, yes, YES!!! I love how this challenges me to /see/, /live/, and /feel/ the world around me! The little things that add up to make a tapestry of beauty hanging all around. So much love for this.

    "and a little bit afraid
    of being afraid."

    this.

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    1. HANNAH YOU NAILED IT. Thank you for totally summing up my heart for this poem!! <3 You're killing me here!

      p.s. the fear is real... but exciting at the same time, you know?

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  3. whoa these words with this photograph and also the title...<3 goodness. it is awful nice to be here...here is a good, good, good place to be; open eyes, open heart.

    Olivia, your words are magic and so are you.

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    1. True fact: I had so much trouble finding a good photo on Pinterest before putting this post up! So glad this one hit the right vibe for you! I was struggling. :p

      you rock and this is what I needed to hear today. <3 thank you, Kate!

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  4. THISSSSSS. <3 THIS HAS BEEN MY HEART LATELY. HOW DID YOU KNOW??

    xx

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    1. BECAUSE IT IS MY HEART, TOO!! We can share?? <3

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  5. THIS IS SMASHINGLY BRILLIANT AND WONDERFULLY WRITTEN. SO MUCH LOVE.

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    1. YOU ARE BRILLIANTLY SMASHING AND WONDERFUL IN ALL SORTS OF WAYS. THANKS FOR COMMENTING AND MAKING ME SMILE.

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  6. OH MY THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL. I love your blog, it makes me so happy. I'm so glad I've found it and I can't wait for more posts :))

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  7. "But what are hands if not to touch - to hold?"

    Beautiful. Just... Beautiful.

    xx Mackenzie

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