things that say a lot about people:

Thursday, February 21, 2013

the way in which they treat the waiter/waitress
how they feel about the weather
whether they dog ear pages or highlight in books
and hands in general
their preferred creative outlet
how much they dread/enjoy talking on the phone
whether or not they drink coffee
if they ever forget to eat
how honest they are with themselves (and others)
if they correct your grammar
and whether or not they get nervous before haircuts.

i. i leave notes like pieces of a map to find me at every restaurant i go. hello and thank you and the food was good and perhaps a hastily drawn sketch. i haven't painted in awhile and i was never good at art like my grandpa, but something is better than nothing. in the end, they'll stick somewhere, whether in memory or the bottom of a cup. it's better to be kind. you don't know what the day was like.

ii. can you love the cloudy sky and still adore sun? is there a way to balance the dichotomy of winter's chill and summer's warmth? i am a living breathing opposite and i crave gray skies as much as i need blue, i wait for rainy days and taste wind in my teeth, i go barefoot in the grass and feel snow in my bones.



  1. Love Hannah! :) you are amazing in your own special way! Write more of these--please!

  2. Even in writing one of these posts your writing is still so eloquent and beautiful. :) loved reading this. oh and I just did one of these posts on my blog. :)


  3. I know these are your personal feelings, etc. but there are a lot of simple truths in them. Hannah, you have a talent at revealing the plain truth of life with your prose. Most poets seem to imagine things into the world that is, as if to improve upon what is. You see the world that is, in all its bitterness and beauty, and rather than wincing you embrace it. I really love that about you. You have the courage to accept whatever the Lord sees fit to give and call it what it is: good, beautiful. You may not know that about you... but I'm sure it's true. <3