life // Loving.

Way back when, a year ago, I decided to pop up an instagram about Loving Day. It simply read: “Yesterday was Loving Day! A day that means not much to about 85% of relationships in the U.S., but means everything to the rest. 48 years ago, in 1967, the Supreme Court struck down anti-miscegenation laws in 16 states care of the Loving v. Virginia decision. 18 years later (team, this has not been that long), that cute couple on the left went and got hitched in Vegas, then they had that really cute girl on the left, and 5.5 years after that the super adorable tall boy came along. As a #mixedkid, THANK YOU to the Lovings for fighting for your love, my existence, any future relationship I find myself in, and my future wee ones. Also, to my adorable parents who didn’t think 18 years was too soon and overcame all the awkward of being an interracial couple…your #mixedkids love you for it.”

In November, Focus Features is bringing the knowledge of Loving Day to the world. And I have so many feelings!

grace freely given

Lord of the Rings came out and I saw the first one five times in the theater. We’d like to pretend that isn’t overzealous but 15 hours and around $45 later, I’m not as ashamed of that fact that I should be. There is of course a point to this and it’s probably because I’m watching it again, the extended edition…while at home in Central VA on my vacation.

The best part of my love, is whenever it gets brought up and yesterday, it was in a sermon.

But instead of going on about something we all know about let’s leave on one of my favorite quotes and, shocking, it’s a reflective one. But it comes from Arwen as we wait to see if Frodo will make it after being stabbed: “What grace is given me let it pass to him. Let him be spared. Save him.”

Meatballs are Flying, People!

Goal: Suspend food from the ceiling. Invite people over. Have a party. See the movie I am most looking forward to ever (I have been waiting my whole life for this moment).

The Meatballs are falling, school is closed cause of giant pancakes, and in all honesty…it has nothing to do with the original book. However, there is food and it’s falling out of the sky.

I. Am. Thrilled.

Music Scores, and why I’m may move to LA

Music soothes my soul, let’s however stipulate that it is normally classical music that does so. I chalk it up to 14+ years of ballet (13 hard core years). When you dance you channel a seriously deep emotion, and add in the music and you’re a goner. Thus, I love give me a good instrumental and I’ll be as happy as a clam. But my real instrumental love:

Movie Scores.

I love them (well done ones of course). When done right, they can draw you in to a performance and can carry you along through the scope of emotions that a scene, or act or dance, is meant to inspire. My love go beyond the wonder of John Williams (Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, etc) and ventures into some unknown and some popular.

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