so goddamn many things! but mainly: happy new year! (oof - just a lil late) y2K vday! i'm alive! i don't think this blog has rolled over and died yet, though i didn't return to give a life update. i'm once again swimming in books - like i once was in my baby country house - and i've returned to this mega happy cute blog to type out a quote from the most recent one (jane eyre) which seemed inappropriate for facebook, is far too long for twitter, and wouldn't last long enough on instagram (all of which are undoubtedly distracting me from writing/making me dumb and dumber by the second). it talks about life far better than i ever could in my current state. "Night was come, and her planets were risen: a safe still night; too serene for the companionship of fear. We know that God is everywhere; but certainly we feel His presence most when His works are on the grandest scale spread before us: and it is in the unclouded night-sky, where His worlds wheel their silent course, that we read clearest His infinitude, His omnipotence, His omnipresence. I had risen to my knees to pray for Mr. Rochester. Looking up, I, with tear-dimmed eyes, saw the mighty milky-way. Remembering what it was — what countless systems there swept space like a soft trace of light — I felt the might and strength of God. Sure was I of His efficiency to save what He had made: convinced I grew that neither earth should perish, nor one of the souls it treasured." i'll be seeing y'all soon and until then please do everything with love. xx.