September 21, 2015

house or car?

would you rather be a house or a car?

it was a silly little question.
one you probably didn't mean for me to think so hard about.
but i did.

because i am the one i wish no longer to be.

always going 
always leaving.
if i drive away from that place one more time
i swear i'll die.

so God help me in my unbelief
for i am not the captain of my own soul.

but oh.

oh, how i long to be a house.
how i long to stay in one place.
because yes, there are places out there. lovely places. and some days,
i wish to be there.
but i learned to love
and i learned to grow roots.

don't let me go again

ps. my sis is a photo queen, but i love the moon more than she does. the other two photos are hers.


  1. *sails down the river made by my own tears* i can't bREATHE. I'm just a broken ship sailing your way.

  2. I love this because I was there for that question. :-) Miss you.

  3. oh man. this is like...honestly. you could make a fortune with your words, darling. they speak right to the soul ♥

  4. Man, did I feel this. Somehow the photos go perfectly with the sentiment...I'd want to be a house all the way. The idea of never putting down roots is scary. And maybe some people operate like that, but wow, to be a house...

    1. amen, dear erin. it breaks me up to think of the going and going. ♥♥♥


    Gosh now I can't decide if I want to be a house or a car.

    This shouldn't be making me think so much....

    Hmm....probably a house.

  6. When I finally pull away from my roots I'm going to cry, too. #imleavingforcollegeinthreeyears

    xoxo Morning

    P.S. So sharing some of your poems when my church goes on the retreat; I'm super pumped because we're going to be LARPing actual Clash of Clans and smashing fruits like the wise old fruit ninjas have done many years before. XDDD

    1. #scream! i bet you'll do so amazingly, darling. oh my gosh that retreat sounds amazing. ♥♥

  7. wow. breathtaking. how do you manage to take every day life and transform it into something so poetic and beautiful?

    I think I'd like to be a car for a little bit during my adult years, but only because I've been a house all my life. It just takes different perspectives on life, I suppose.

    (Also "for i am not the captain of my own soul" made me think so much of Lecrae's Background)

    O | Life as a Young Lady

    1. squee! thank you, love.

      and i totally understand. there are definitely growing periods and leaving periods. (that line was from a letter a friend sent me!) ♥

  8. Absolutely beautiful.
    I think I would like to be a car. The idea of having to stay somewhere permanently freaks me out a bit. I love the feeling of the highway beneath the car, my hair blowing in the wind, and the road stretching on forever before me.
    By the way, I've just found your blog, and may I say the design is stunning!

    1. that is amazing and incredible and i'm so glad. i love people who are cars. maybe it's because i'm a house? i enjoy people coming back to me. ♥♥♥
      thank you, darling!

  9. Wow, you manage to take the simplest things and transform them into magical words.
    I think I would like to be a house, and stay in the one place that I love forever, rather than always traveling to different places, but at the same time. I'm not sure, because I'd also like to explore the world.

    Stunning pictures <3

    1. it's so true. i had to think about it forever, and it was eyeopening when i really figured it out. ♥♥

  10. This is incredible. <3 I wish I was a house. :)

  11. This. I wish I can frame this. <3


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