simple pleasures: grandes bénédictions, blessings so large

Believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.
— Rainer Maria Rilke

grandes bénédictions: i've always considered love to be very much like a rubber band that surrounds us + those we love; no matter how far away we may travel, no matter the time or distance between us, that love stretches around us, encircling us with elastic arms, until we return to the people we love + care for. when i'm traveling, i keep small tokens in my pockets, on my person, or inside my camera bag to remind me of my friends + their never-ending love + support. these items include:

1/ a prayer card from my father

2/ a picture of my nephews + parents

3/ a tiny heart-shaped pin from my dear friend taylor

4/ an artisan-made necklace from my best friend lauren

5/ a handmade card from the ying to my yang, my lovely friend cats

we carry things both tangible + intangible with us, including words of wisdom + tokens of affection. take a moment to remember the love that buoys us up each day.