They Grow On Trees

Floating Flowerpots

Jenica HalulaComment

"I have a recurring dream where the Earth stops spinning and gravity stops working and everything starts silently floating upward. In my dream, there are lots of flower pots sitting on windowsills to demonstrate this. The air gets thin and we all watch the flowerpots float up into the sky and we look at each other and try to speak but all we can do is say, with our eyes, I GUESS THIS IS IT."  - Heather Havrilesky, AKA Polly Esther of the Ask Polly advice Column.

http://nymag.com/thecut/2015/06/ask-polly-how-can-i-stay-happy-amid-tragedy.html?mid=twitter_cut

I have so much to say about Heather. I sat here for a long time wondering which things I should say.  Weather I should tell you about that time we walked down the quiet street after drinks and I saw an enormous tiger in the toy story window and I said, "When I was a kid I used to imagine I was an albino tiger with one green eye and one blue eye." And she pointed to me and said, "Yes. Yes. That's what I want to talk about more." 

She is one of my favorite people in the world. She is soft and kind and strong and loud and brave and notices details and she is this incredible mix of enthusiastic and nonchalant. She holds ache and joy in her heart with equal vibrancy. She appreciates the need for both rules and grace. 

I cannot recommend her columns enough. Unless you can't abide a few swears here and there. In which case, I'm not sure how you're existing in modern society, but good on ya.