Monday, June 18, 2012

21. the happiest birthday

(this image reminded me of you. ha. anyways, if you are reading this, you probably just found clue #10. yeah, i'm making you climb sur le toit. advice: don't fall, it's a long ways down.)

dear bella,
i love you dearly.

i don't consider myself qualified to give you any birthday advice, but people say that pretending to know what you're doing is almost the same as knowing what you're doing. so here we are, and that's what we'll do.

advice enters:
you’ve only got one life to live, so live it dancing. live it laughing. live it with grace.
don’t live it taking yourself too seriously. please wear mismatched socks. walk on your tiptoes like we did when we were little. laugh louder than everyone else in the movie theater. ask lots of questions. stand up for yourself. put glitter on everything tangible. be nice to others. drink copious amounts of tea/coffee. believe in miracles.
also, try to see as much of the world as you can in your short amount of time.
and please—love your flawed, beautiful self wholly.

but you dear, are living a wonderful life already. and for you, i'm not worried at all. your combined wit, wisdom, and wondrousness has baffled me. i am happy, so very happy you are my sister.
you have made me proud, and am sure to only become more so.

i am excited for all the adventures we will have together and alone.
hand in hand or ten million miles apart i know you will be living your heart out. you taught me, so i will too.

i love you.

with love,

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