Thursday, March 7, 2013

the thing is.


the thing is you deserve to be out west. where the juniper bushes die in the winter and shed their hardened branches across the road. where you can open the brewery. or the honeybee farm. or the bread bakery. where the highway stretches out like a welcome mat across state lines and mountains jut up and out into the ocean, where they crumble to jagged black. that little restaurant on the coast where we ate that oyster stew on the park bench while the november wind ripped through our jackets? yes, right there. i can see you there. or maybe up in oregon, haystack rock dwarfing you by the pacific. or down in california, short-order cooking in that rooftop restaurant where we watched, behind sunglasses, as that odd man behind us rubbed his biscuit butter on his arms. places like those, wide open as the sunset sky, are the only places big enough for this soaring, beautiful spirit of yours. but i am heart-deep happy that you chose our bed instead. wrapped up in tightly pulled flannel sheets with my sleeping legs sprawled over onto your side and pablo's paw in your face. this crowded, tiny space in the back bedroom of my grandfather's house with light glaring in through the cracked wooden door from the hallway lamp that my mama can't turn off. thank you, thank you, thank you.for all the things you know and i can't say. we'll take this town that moves real slow and turn it on its head. we'll make big dreams out of the small things, you and i.

8 comments:

Steph said...

Beautiful! Such sweet words.

Tiffany said...

Love it, Courtney! "we'll make big dreams out of the small things, you and i." That's perfect!

Oh, and the way you describe the west makes me think of this Mickey and the Motorcars song called "Never Been Out West." It's awesome!

~Tiffany
http;//tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

charla beth said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, courtney.

Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

this is so beautiful , your words are like magic :) xxxxxxx

Cara-Mia said...

So beautiful.

Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

hi courtney. i have nominated your blog for a liebster award. have a look at my blog as to what you have to do when you accept it. lots of love x

Gentri said...

hmmmm I love being a western girl... you should join us! :) I saw a link to your blog on hearted girl's blog roll and it hit me how much i missed you! I hope you are doing SO well!! You deserve nothing but the best. :)

Amy @ Heart to Shutter said...

That has to be the sweetest love note ever!

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