Surprise Thursday post. Let the good times roll.
That title is not a typo. It’s the Stacey way of saying “wisdom from words” rather than “Worldly Wisdom,” which I assume means people who know a lot about different cultures. “Wordly Wisdom” is straight up Stacey-speak for a thought-provoking quote. Straight up now tell me, do you really love a good quote? Because I do. I really love a good quote. Word!
The other thing I love? Blogging. Why? The community. Over these past three months, I have loved becoming a part of this community. Loved. One blogger comments on your post, you comment on theirs and before you know it, you have a new daily read. I think of all of you as “my friends” even if we haven’t met in person. Your writing and images bring so much joy, provoke so much thought and create so many ah-mazing conversations.
The combination of “joy” and “thought-provoking” always reminds me of James Frey. Long before he ever ended up on Oprah’s couch, I read James Frey’s books: A Million Little Pieces and My Friend Leonard. I loved them*. There is a scene in “My Friend Leonard,” where Leonard convinces James to buy a painting because it makes him laugh. Leonard says something to the effect of, “always buy something that makes you laugh, you will giggle every time you see it in your home and then your home will be a place of joy.” I read that in 2005 and haven’t stopped thinking about it since. In my mind, the idea was so brilliant and so filled with merit, I have since strived to fill my home with items that make me giggle.
The opening line of the post that made me giddy was, “When is a house a home? To me, it’s when it looks like boring people don’t live there anymore.” Hallelujah. Amen. Incredible idea, right? So incredible, I took right to comments and wrote:
Do I know the moment to shout “GIRL!” or what?!?! GIRL! She made the poster and it’s incredible. I asked if it was alright to share with all of you and she agreed. Check it out:
Did you pin it as quickly as I did? I said it once and I’ll say it again: Je t’aime!
Emily, I’m so glad we are friends! Thank you for letting me share!
And you? Do you like quotes as much as I do? Do you think a house should be fun and giggly? Do you also want to live in the disco ball closet? And…does the glitter and the quote and the prettiness of the poster make you want to print it out and frame it, too?
Until next time!
*Not the point of the post, but thoughts on James Frey? His beef with Oprah? Did you read the books? Love them? Hate them? Discuss. Comment talk.