I had such a great time last month joining Tara and Trina for their new collaborative feature “Between Lenses” that I think I’ll be making this a steady feature here on Clear the Way. This month the inspiration was “Love” and I immediately thought of all the people I love. Okay, okay— I thought about potato chips first, happy?
This is a picture of me doing something I love a lot (hanging out with nature) with someone I love a lot. A few years ago I had the great privilege to work as a nanny for the sweetest, coolest little girl I have ever met in my life. It really didn’t take long for us to hit it off since our personalities are similar and to really form a loving relationship since our souls are similar. I don’t know if it’s because I met her when my heart was most vulnerable, after the toughest break-up of my life, or because she and I really were a good match. I think it’s both.
That “job” unfortunately ended a couple Decembers ago so she could attend Preschool and I sometimes feel like I’m suffering from a broken heart even still. I see her once a month (or sometimes never a month) and we have the best time together. Honestly, it’s not enough. I find it hard to believe I will ever love someone like this again until I have children of my own. Love can come from unexpected people sometimes. That’s kind of what makes it so great.
Now where are those potato chips? I have some sad-eating to do.