Did I tell you I moved apartments? I lived in one last year but it wasn't a very good living situation. So I moved.
I now live with these two wonderful ladies. One is a theatre major and the other has a big girl job and talking with her boy about marriage. It's all very exciting. And we have some FABULOUS quotes that happen. (We write them down. I might share sometime!)
Anyways I am sitting here musing on life. On the rapidity of it and how strange it all really is. I feel like I am in this bubble. I have been told that is normal of my age.
Its like the world is moving so fast around me and yet here I am watching it.
It's not horrible really.
I enjoy living.
It's just odd.
It's like time is moving for everyone else and I am just here watching it rush past and occasionally I am made aware of time moving.
It's like right now.. Between the stars and the glittering of the christmas lights intertwined between the bars of the balcony, it's like I am watching a movie. I see a couple walking, cars driving past... the person in the apartment across the parking lot from is cuddling up with her hubby. THere is even this weird creepy looking bug thing crawling on the chair next to mine. All this movement and life, and I get to see it! I really really see it.
And it amazes me.
Its extraordinary how much time and effort God has put into our measly little lives. (Because even though our lives are amazing, extraordinary, incredible, and awesome... they are short and fleeting. A blink of an eye really.)
And yet for that short blink... God has made it enjoyable.
He has given us the chance to make these memories that will stick with us and shape us. Make us smile a little later on down the road.
wanna know why?!
It's cause he cares about us.
He even cares about those of us feel as if we are barely existing. Those of us who are just trying to survive. Those of us who splurge on a book because it oozes the kind of magic we need to escape into to get away on a vacation.
He cares about us. All of us. Even those who could afford to buy like... three or even FOUR books! (cause books are AWESOME)
And it blows my silly little mind.
And yet here I am, non existent Emilie. Enjoying sweet tea on my deck. Sitting on a chair that is half sanded because it deserves a colorful new paint job, cause the old look was... pretty sad.
Breathing in little clips of memories and exhaling this wonderful and simplistic contentment.
So have a great rest of your summer and I shall write again soon.