There is Magic
...in saying yes. This entire weekend, blissfully, frighteningly, unapologetically, has been about saying yes. Sometimes the yes was small, tucked in lunch plans or that extra errand to a favorite shop, and sometimes the yes was big and came paired with exclamation points as I added twenty-five names to my list of doodles, from Australia to Michigan to Spain to Florida to Indonesia, and more.
This morning I woke up and instead of feeling dread for the coming Monday, weighted as I often am by Sunday's willingness to be overtaken by Saturday's lost lament and Monday's impending madness, I felt excited to try again, excited to have another day to make stuff and share stuff, and generally, just to be in a world where there is stuff, both physical and in the mind, that might make life better, or at least fuller.
This layout was simple, and mostly made of this large, every day photo I snapped yesterday that really summed up the smallest and biggest moments that Saturday brought with it. It only took about fifteen minutes from start to finish, and definitely would have been one of those I'd have written off before as being too easy, to quick, to basic to be any good, but today I think that in spite of all those things, or maybe because of them, it's good because the story was so true that it was ready to be told from the minute I pulled out the paper to the last bit of glue under the photo. So often really good, true things, know how they need to be said before we even have enough time to futz with them in an effort to make them "better".