“Yo, I just got a floral couch that would make audreyhepburncomplex cry tears of joy. annnddd thank you so much for being my shining star in the woods. there are friends you make, and there are friends that are gifted to you by god to remind you how beautiful he made the human heart. you are definitely the latter.”—kayla, my dearest friend, who must have telepathically known that i really needed this text message right now. i love you.
I’m in Qatar right now and it’s like hell. Literally it is so hot and bright you always have to wear sunglasses. There’s a movie theater though and I found the free wi-fi. I also have my own room with a mini fridge and air conditioning. Yesterday our flights were so long. It was 11 hours to Germany, than 5 hours to Saudi Arabia, then two hours to Qatar. We thought our flight wasn’t connecting from Saudi Arabia to Qatar so we started to get off the plane. My tour manager ran after me and was like, “Nooo! Don’t get off! You’ll go to jail!” All women have to be completely covered head to toe at all times there. Good thing he saved me. Then once we got to Qatar we had to buy visas, but we snuck into the VIP line and got to cut. Then they lost all our luggage and we had to wait for four hours in the airport. I am the only blonde in the middle east i think. We got home at 5 this morning, but got to sleep in til noon which was nice. We went to the caf for lunch and I felt like the new girl in school. Everyone was staring at me, then I realized they posted our pics all over the place. We perform tonight, so hopefully we’ll have a good turnout. We’re off to Kuwait tomorrow, then Iraq for a few days. I love you and will write again as soon as I can. I miss home a lot already but I’m so happy to be here. It’s really amazing. I think the hardest part will be traveling so much, but I love it.
After spending a whole day here, I’ve noticed, everyone seems so lonely here. It’s not really a happy place so I just keep smiling at people.
this is the email i got from my sister. love to the middle east!
“For everything there is a season,
And a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate,
A time for war, and a time for peace.”—Ecclesiastes (via justbesplendid)
Does that make sense? To me, it does. I want to travel. I want to get hurt by people some more. Become more comfortable with my body. Read more books that I never thought I’d read.Then I want to fall madly in love with someone. Someone that will drink mimosas with me in the morning.
you just spoke the words that have been on my heart all weekend.