“Butterfly, butterfly, where shall I hide?” he sang in the fading light. “The sweet and bitter fool will presently appear. Christ, that my love were in my arms, and I in my bed again.” He rested on the unicorn’s horn once more, and she could feel him trembling.
“Please,” she said. “All I want to know is that there are other unicorns somewhere in the world. Butterfly, tell me that there are still others like me, and I will believe you and go home to my forest. I have been away so long, and I said that I would come back soon.”
“Over the mountains of the moon,” the butterfly began, “down the Valley of Shadow, ride, boldly ride.” Then he stopped suddenly and said in a strange voice, “No, no, listen, don’t listen to me, listen. You can find your people if you are brave. They passed down all the roads long ago, and the Red Bull ran close behind them and covered their footprints. Let nothing you dismay, but don’t be half-safe.” His wings brushed against the unicorn’s skin.
This is a passage from The Last Unicorn, a book I am reading right now. It's the most beautifully written book.
Hiked San Gorgonio with my brother a few days ago. I'm still sore from it. It's the highest peak in Southern California (but not super high at 11,500 ft). We started at about a 6,000 ft elevation and the trail that we took was 8.6 miles to the summit. It was a beautiful hike on the way up; on the way back I just wanted it to be over.
We found this sign in an ammo box at the top but it said like Aug. 20 so I changed the date to the day we hiked it.
I have now done yoga at the highest point in Southern California.
I found this book at the top. People sign in when they get up there. One thing said "everyone who gets up here are kings and queens of the wild!" It made me feel really cool! Our names are at the bottom of this page. My fingernails are really dirty in this picture!
In other news, I have been in Colorado for the Summer; I just got back like 2 weeks ago. I was working at a Summer camp as a wilderness counselor. I took kids backpacking and hiking and rockclimbing and stuff like that. It was really awesome and I got to do a lot of amazing things. A lot of times I thought to myself "I can't believe I'm getting paid for this!"
I tried to keep a diary of the summer so that I wouldn't forget anything, and at the beginning I was pretty good at it, but towards the end I didn't really write in it very often. Maybe I will post some of the stuff I wrote on here eventually.
Sorry I haven't posted in a while. If you care. Haha how many people even read this?
This is an outfit that I haven't worn out of the house, I just try on clothes and take pictures of myself sometimes haha. I would like to wear it, but I need to wait until the weekend or something because I can't wear these shorts to work.
You can kind of see how messy my bedroom is in this picture. This is what happens when I try on clothes. I throw all the discards all over the place. It takes seconds to do but hours to clean up.
I've been busy and stressed lately? I mailed my Peace Corps medical stuff today and that was the last thing that I needed to send them, so now I just have to sit and wait for them to put me somewhere (if I get approved). I've been quietly freaking out about it all day. I feel like I'm never home. I don't have time to do things because I overfill my schedule, I think. I know people with way fuller schedules than me though. I don't know how they do it!
I've been drinking a lot of wine lately. Let me rephrase that, I haven't been drinking a lot, maybe like a glass a night. It makes me feel healthy and fancy. I've been drinking mostly red wine because I think it has more antioxidants, right? I don't really know. I've also been trying to take vitamins and drink more water and to go hiking and stuff more. And I've been trying to read more substantial material. I'm on a "bettering myself" kick or something.
I haven't played my guitar or banjo in a while. But I hula hooped the other day. I've got to keep some of my hobbies going! I wish I had more time to do the things that I want to do.
Yesterday's outfit. Gonna be late for work, lol. I know like 4 other people that have these boots! but theirs are all brown and mine are black. I like the brown ones better. Got this crocheted thing at the thrift store a few months ago. On my birthday, actually. It's one of my favorite things that I have.