it’s friday, and although i recently learned that here we work two saturdays a month, i wanted to celebrate the end of the week in canada.
on wednesday i decided to put up a few pictures around my desk space to make it a little homier – and also to start a few conversations. (see: yesterday’s self-pitying post) i put up shots from our wedding that show my entire family and they have definitely started generating some buzz.
(mom – you should know that you have been attracting lots of attention. mainly in the form of “this is your mother? oh she’s so beautiful! so beautiful!” sorry everyone else.)
anyway, in addition to pictures i have put a quote from lewis carroll’s (slightly trippy) classic novel, ‘alice through the looking glass’ that i ripped from a greeting card several years ago. i carry it with me everywhere. it goes like this:
“there is no use trying,” said alice; “one can’t believe in impossible things.”
“i dare say you haven’t had much practice,” said the queen. “when i was your age, i always did it for half an hour a day. why, sometimes i’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
for a long time now i have strongly felt that you must believe in the impossible to get what you truly want. some days, i’ll admit, i feel selfish and crazy for thinking this way, as this mantra has taken me away from the things i love the most. things like husband, dog, family, friends, babies and giant glasses of wine.
but as time passes and i prove my theory more and more, i realize that you have to fight for what you really want out of this life. and sometimes that means believing the impossible.
anyway, at the risk of breaking into a disney song right about now, the point is that this long weekend i encourage you all to pour yourselves some wine and follow the queen’s advice.
an edit from al: i’d like to thank mrs. ferrin for fixing my erroneous quotation. lord knows i already make an ass out of myself most of the time, without adding incorrect quoting to the mix. thanks jen!