A Girl Named Leney

THE JOURNAL

Just Givens


Photo Cred: Meagan Abell

There are some things that are just givens.

Like listening to Norah Jones on a rainy day
Or going to the dollar store before you go to a movie to load up on as much junk food as possible
Or if you can't sleep you listen to the Pride & Prejudice soundtrack
Or if you wake up at dawn you listen to the Pride & Prejudice soundtrack
Or that you drive with the windows down as frequently as possible, good hair day aside
Or when you're reading a story to little kids, you obviously have to have different voices for all of the characters
Or if you pass a field of dandelions you have to pick at least one and make a wish
Or when a Taylor Swift song comes on the radio, you turn it up and sing along at the top of your lungs, because let's be real, everyone does it regardless what they think of her
Or when you take a photo with your film camera you always look at the back of it to see the photo, forgetting for a split second you're not shooting digital
Or going for a walk barefoot because it's warm enough to
Or getting sand in the books you bring to the beach but being okay with it because when you re-read them next fall it will remind you of good times
Or drinking coffee in the morning, even if it's not to wake you up but to just hold something warm
Or telling a stranger you like their dress because they look like they could use someone being nice to them
Or when you're in the middle of nowhere and it's the most gorgeous day you've ever seen, you stop, stand still, close your eyes and just breathe. Because you need to take it in and feel the way you feel right then and there and not forget it