photos by Brittany Bass
fear with a lower case 'f'
My least favorite word in the English dictionary. Yet, it seems to be the number one thing in my life right now. Fear of the future. Fear of my student debt. And fear of God’s provision (or lack there of) in my life. I attended SCAD’s Graduate Preview reception just last night. And upon being welcomed again by the beautiful glass doors at the front of the College, I felt an even more...
loving life (raleigh chapter)
Sitting around a giant bonfire last night, under the clearest sky in months, I felt so happy to be right where I was—home, in some sense. Four guitars, two drums, and with many voices, we worshiped the King in the amber stillness. Like the smoke of the fire, we let our souls drift up to the stars. A mixture of friends and strangers, Raleigh folks always welcome me dearly. I love the sense of...
good morning, my dear friends and family,
Though we might not be together today, please know that I will be thinking of you. Some days I feel so tucked away in the corner of the country, away from you, but I know I’ll see you soon (I pray). Till then, Laura Lou La Weetie Laura Marie -and- Lulabell
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B H L D N : Anthropologie’s Wedding Line
happy valentines day. i have always loved you.
Wishing more than ever that I could spend today with you. And lonelier every minute thinking about how far away we really are from one another. 2,394 miles to be exact. I love you, Dad. Will you be mine today? It’s been so long since you’ve held me in your arms. Far, far too long. And now I’m sitting here in a downtown coffee shop, trying my very best to keep it together. But I...
under the winter sunshine, lying in the dry, crunchy grasses, making music via guitar + ukulele, laughing with one another, safe from the world back home, we opened our hearts. the sun turned to dust and the stars breathed us in. we sighed in relief and echoed back, “hello, where have you been?” He said in his sweet, tender voice, “I’ve been waiting for you....
growing up is hard work
Dad: I know it's comfortable being a student, but you can't be afraid of the 9 to 5, day to day job.
Me: Dad, it's not having a job that I'm afraid of. Actually, I'm looking forward to finding a great job that I love. But, it's the growing up that's hard work. I'm just a kid. I don't know what I want--bet you never thought you'd hear that.
Dad: Remember how much you loved ballet?
Me: Yeah, why?
Dad: Well, you used to eat, drink and sleep ballet. And I know you still love it, but it's not the biggest part of your life anymore. You grew up and learned to love other things. You went off to college and learned to love journalism and writing. You now love Young Life and mentoring high school girls. Weetie...
Dad: Now it's time to go find something else you love.