Friday, June 22, 2007

this is who we are

we create. we struggle. we falter. we pick ourselves back up. we are outrageously witty. we are strong. we are soft. we juggle. we drive too fast. we bend. we stand up straight. we know what we want. we compromise. we explore. we laugh. we are hard on ourselves. we ache. We swing on the monkey bars. we are forgetful. we are merciless. we are merciful. we rush around. we remember. we learn. we eat bad food. we forge ahead. we scale back. we are sensual. we travel. we are colorful. we share. we are earthy. we swim in the ocean. we are nurturers. we are rockstars. we commune. we feel alone. we jump in puddles. we fail. we try again. we try our best. we show up. we protect our children. we are afraid. we are fearless. we create life. we watch life end. we get sick. we commiserate. we envy. we ruminate. we heal. we are curious. we are stubborn. we change our minds. we reason. we weep. we commit. we over commit. we fight. we make up. we do laundry. we challenge. we allow ourselves to be challenged. we love our planet. we never forget. we ask for help. we lust. we wake up early. we oversleep. we compare. we hold our babies. we discover unbearable joy. we need more rest. we swear. we know undeniable sorrow. we shout yes to the moon. we wait. we choose. we teach. we retreat. we come back. we groove. we hope. we hold on. we tilt our faces to the sun.

we write.


this is who we are.

41 comments:

Lawyer Mama said...

Oh, I just LOVE this, Jen!

We tilt our faces to the sun. Yes. Yes, we do.

Magpie said...

And, we throw caution to the winds.

jen said...

Magpie! Yes! I was hoping others would add what i'd missed. thank you!

LM - thanks

Julie Pippert said...

"we teach. we retreat. we come back. we groove. we hope. we hold on."

Absolutely.

And we carry on. we carry others.

jen said...

julie, i like that too. i was toying with "we shoulder" meaning now, as i see your words, i meant "we carry".

Aliki2006 said...

Beautiful--especially the last line.
I loved this.

metro mama said...

we appreciate

kristen said...

we savor and we delight in your words friend.

flutter said...

I love this, Jen we are all of these things.

we live and love and sigh and strive and long and fulfill. we are.

KC said...

Amen.


And we give. We give our souls, our hearts, our love, our strength.

Christine said...

yes, yes, yes

we dance. we sing. we ache.

slouching mom said...

this is lovely.

we empathize.
we sigh.
we strive.

Sober Briquette said...

wow, I love this. and you.

everything I thought of, I checked and you've got it there already.

we rock.

Oh, The Joys said...

we pioneer, we falter, we get back on, we start again, we change the world.

mitzh said...

wow! I adore this one.

Very true, indeed. All of it!
I truly love the way you write...

Hey, I hope you don't mind if I add you on my blogroll..

Laurie said...

Beautiful, Jen.

Dawn said...

we are expansive. we are limited. We giggle in a way that is not at all girlish. we realize we know nothing at all and more than we ever have...

jen said...

Women: I love all of your additions! We Pioneer! We sigh! I've done both in the last hour even.

Mitzh - thank you. i added you to my favorites a couple days ago - love your blog.

Ally said...

I loved this post! Loved it!

Except... "we do laundry." We do? Shoot! Now I have to attack that mountainous pile in order to fit in around here...

:)

thailandchani said...

Great writing! Sneaking in here for a moment while Comcast is up for a few. :)


Peace,

~Chani

painted maypole said...

"we groove"

indeed. To old school Prince, usually. ;)

meno said...

we read. and we get it.

Pgoodness said...

we dream. we believe.

we love your blog

Wacky Mommy said...

You are so freakin' awesome. I just copied the whole thing and linked to you.

Seattle Mamacita said...

we connect... just found you via ally or zone family my neighbor and friend great intro to your site.

QT said...

We move to Belize.

Just sayin'

Tabba said...

we delight. we sing. we laugh with our whole heart. we long.

It was really hard to add something to an already perfect post.

Susanne said...

we sing. we dance.

(And there I thought I had nothing to add.) What I love the most is the conclusion:

"we write.

this is who we are."

sniff.

Gwen said...

So lovely.

And your wonderful commenters have added so much goodness.

kaliroz said...

i love this. really. fantastic.

Kyla said...

We love this post.

Mrs. Chicky said...

Too true.

*grooving*

NotSoSage said...

we read. we marvel. we are grateful.

thank you.

Rodrigo said...

Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira. Até mais.

jen said...

QT...heading down in mid-August...interested?

anyone?

bueller?

Gill said...

Brilliant!

Hel said...

We explode

Which is what I did at F just as I was about to comment last night.

Sigh. How can one get so angry yet love so much.

We puzzle.

We yearn.

We want to join you in Belize.

ps your song lifted my heart.

crazymumma said...

We:

do NOT drink wine out of dixie cups at a child's disco fever party.

use the word freakin' all the damn time.

do love the women we read all the time.

currently have a filthy post party house that should be cleaned.

xo

crazymumma said...

what I meant dudette is that of course I drink at my childs party, (how else would I make it thru?)just not out of dixie cups.... did not want you to think I was being all judge judy on ya...

mamatulip said...

"We need more rest."

Yes, yes we do...

(I love this.)

Ruth Dynamite said...

And we thinks you're so right on.