She was a genius of sadness, immersing herself in it, separating its numerous strands, appreciating its subtle nuances, she was a prism through which sadness could be divided into its infinite spectrum. 
-Jonathan Safran

When I get sad, I embrace it. 
I let it in and feel it. 
Then, I let it go.


  1. hey! my name is elise, and i found your blog from colormekatie's blog, and i just have to tell you how beautiful i thing it is. I love your views, and how you make everything beautiful. I especially love the This is thanks for the updates, and keep up the amazing work you are doing:) also, i'm trying to keep up on my own blog,, have any tips? love ya!

  2. elise- wow! thank you so much! this is like the best comment ive ever had! you seriously made my day!

  3. I'm the same way, sort of. When I feel sad I burry myself with it, breath it in but sometimes I forget to let it go.
    Wonderful post.

  4. Lacey. i came to your blog for some inspiration, because today my heart is weak. i am sad today for no apparent reason, and this post was exactly what i needed. i am a cancer and i feel things deeply [if you believe in astrology-if not i am just an extremely emotional person haha] and to be able to cope with sadness i have to allow myself to feel it fully; become immersed in it. funny that that is the only way i can keep from falling apart. i can't wait until i live in Portland and we can chat over coffee and not just our blogs :) thank you for the inspiration love.




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“But it’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once and it’s too much. My heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst. And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life.” — American Beauty