Jul 25, 2014
When I was 16, I spent a summer in Fivemiletown, Northern Ireland. I slept on a military cot in the parish hall of an Anglican Church. That summer I met Amanda, who was 18 at the time. We cut each other’s hair, played music together (she, violin; I, piano), and ate banoffee pie.

After that summer, she decided not to go to college and moved to Northern Ireland permanently from Doylestown, Pennsylvania. We kept in touch, wrote letters, emails.

On the cusp of her 21st birthday, she asked me to write the word “free” and connect it to a tree, which she ended up tattooing on her wrist.

Five years later, I finally get to see the tattoo, AND her 4-month-old girl Acacia Poppy. A sweet reunion for friends kept apart by oceans for way too long.

When I was 16, I spent a summer in Fivemiletown, Northern Ireland. I slept on a military cot in the parish hall of an Anglican Church. That summer I met Amanda, who was 18 at the time. We cut each other’s hair, played music together (she, violin; I, piano), and ate banoffee pie.

After that summer, she decided not to go to college and moved to Northern Ireland permanently from Doylestown, Pennsylvania. We kept in touch, wrote letters, emails.

On the cusp of her 21st birthday, she asked me to write the word “free” and connect it to a tree, which she ended up tattooing on her wrist.

Five years later, I finally get to see the tattoo, AND her 4-month-old girl Acacia Poppy. A sweet reunion for friends kept apart by oceans for way too long.

Jul 24, 2014
Meet Acacia Poppy, the sweetest little doll 💛💛💛

Meet Acacia Poppy, the sweetest little doll 💛💛💛

Jul 22, 2014
workin’ real hard

workin’ real hard

Jul 22, 2014
today we celebrate the life of one of the most beautiful souls I know. Love you and happy birthday Crystal Jones!

today we celebrate the life of one of the most beautiful souls I know. Love you and happy birthday Crystal Jones!

Jul 21, 2014
nook life

nook life

Jul 21, 2014
Pull-ups // fitness on the go

Pull-ups // fitness on the go

Jul 20, 2014
our favorite friendship pose

our favorite friendship pose

Jul 19, 2014
whittling arrows for battle — Oakland is a dangerous place

whittling arrows for battle — Oakland is a dangerous place

Jul 18, 2014
I have only one useful secret talent…

I have only one useful secret talent…

Jul 18, 2014
memory is your greatest ally and your primary source material, because memory is your body as it was in the world and the world as it was and will be; memory is the people you have loved or wanted to love in the world, and what are we if not bodies filled with reminiscences about all those ghosts in the sunlight?
Hilton Als
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