right now, right here.

9.28.2012


When I write, some words about the weather tend to slip out somewhere between the first or second or third sentence. It seems to happen all on its own, really. Sometimes I think it's because: in my mind mind (an entanglement of mostly metaphysical thoughts), it's one of the only things I know for sure. I can feel it with all five senses. It's concrete, real, bona fide. Or maybe it's as simple as: I'm a Canadian. It's what we do. We live through every seasons' extreme, and we talk about it.

Like if I were to write about last Sunday, I would probably write about how we voluntarily set our alarms the night before (during girls weekend, at that) and the next morning found ourselves experiencing the selcouth culture of motocross. I'd write about the three clapping-but-clueless girls on the bleachers (us) and Kazan and Gene's makeshift cargo trailer home. But first, I'd have to write about the frost we woke up to. How it went from below zero to plus twenty and how it felt like every season all at once. I wouldn't intend on writing this. I just would. 

Or if I were to write about right now, right here. I might write about how today was the first day since Summer I've photographed anything at home. I'd probably write about how fantastic/terrifying it is to finally be a senior, or how Tuesday night was both terrible and the night that I needed most. And honestly, I'd probably write about how this is the third time I've had toast today (right now, for late supper on the deck. with peanut butter.). And then I'd write about the weather, naturally. It's nice.

But this is better. Just writing what's on my heart, I mean. It's been a while. 

23 comments:

  1. I really like how you did this post. :) your photography and words makes me happy.

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  2. LOVE! sometimes we all need to just print what is on our heart. your photos are so warming. :)

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  3. still calling the cat spice latte instead of just pumpkin ;)
    also, we should write letters.
    you are just so cool.
    so yeah. i like you. :)

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  4. I adore this post, because it's so very true.

    Especially this part: "Or maybe it's as simple as: I'm a Canadian. It's what we do. We live through every seasons' extreme, and we talk about it."

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    1. Says the girl from BC, land of rain and warm temperatures;)

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  5. Sorry, you have an "e" in your name don't you. Let's try this again

    Love these pictures, AbbEY :D

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  6. Your words are so SO true and beautiful and lovely and raw. (So are your photos. :)

    Asdfghjkl. I reallyreallyreally love your posts.

    xx

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  7. Writing what's on our heart is sometimes the thing we need to do most.
    I love it all, Abbey.

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  8. This looks like fun/ scary times. I remember days at the racetrack... I think it was the noise that was craziest. As always, beautiful words complimented by beautiful pictures my dear. I hope Autumn is treating you well, and there is always a pumpkin spice latte with your name on it, when you are in the city;)

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  9. Yes indeed, us Canadians live through every seasons' extreme, and yes, we talk about it. I've talked on my blog about how here in Vancouver (the beautiful but VERY rainy city, but I actually live about 1 hour away from the big city) it rains from October to April probably 7/10 days, maybe more sometimes. And that's okay. Sometimes we get hot weather, where we want to escape it, sometimes we get knee high snow, sometimes it's endless rain, and sometimes is a bit chilly but sunny and warm. We get everything here!

    It's just something about Canadians. =)
    I LOVE this Abbey! <3

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  10. I literally can't handle this much wonderful, your words especially. Good golly, you are amazing.

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  11. It's British thing too, talking too much about the weather. And how long it took you to arrive somewhere too.
    But I don't think any British people can talk about it as concisely and beautifully as your Canadian self.

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  12. Beautiful pictures. Your writing makes me smile. :)

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  13. i usually end up talking about the weather too :D
    but you really should always keep writing what´s on your heart :)

    nice pictures, Abbey!

    stella xo

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  14. such earthy beautiful pictures and wonderful words. you need to write from your heart again. soon.

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  15. all and all, lovely. I want to come visit you.

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  16. go canadians. i find myself writing/talking about the weather all the time.

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  17. When I was taught how to write a letter we were given an example letter by A. A. Milne (the writer of Winneie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner)and the first paragraph is about the weather. Now whenever I am writing a just-cause letter I want to start with the weather because that seems like the correct thing to do. :)

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  18. your words flow so well. great post. xo

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  19. the way you've written that is superb... i love it so much. and your photographs even more ♥

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