Amanda Mahaffey (Junie) (@owliiiz) — 🌀✨🌲 // Soft hearted. Other acct is 💕: @sustainablewanderings
“How many times will my name be written down? How will I find the person to complete me and make me whole? How can I accumulate enough wealth and false security to hide behind?” These obsessions and others like it are the ego falsifying our purpose of being. Be a warrior, a campaigner, an activist. Our world desperately needs people living for the sake of the whole and less for the sake of the self. One for all. All for one.
There will be a short ceremony to commemorate my first gray hair today in ur individual homes and hearts. Everyone look in the mirror straight into your own eyes. Remember your mortality. Stare for at least five minutes. Note your feelings and then shove them aside and eat a croissant. 👵 👵
There were so many tiny moments in my life that drew me to you. California, sweet muse, sweet land to sink my roots. // ugh I finally feel at home. I’m so grateful for my Family at work and for the campout celebration this weekend of sweet friends’ union. Moving here was the biggest struggle of any move but I’m feeling so much more grounded and balanced every dang day. Love love love
“The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and ressurector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life.” Wendell Berry, @njennjenn getting in the soil!
Things that ground me when I’m having a tough day (or week): soft tufts of grass sprouting between my toes, books gifted by a friend, lukewarm cups of coffee balanced on my belly, long phone calls with my papa where he coos and soothes and makes me laugh so loud the startled birds fly away.
I am growing closer with such beautiful people, making meals at sunset, listening to Bibio alone in the car on my drives along the coast. The salty ocean brings me so much relief and so does the sweet kiss of day to night. I’m feeling safe today. My life is beginning to take shape here. 💙