Monday, February 27, 2012


when she was just a girl 
she expected the world
but it flew away from her reach
so she ran away in her sleep
she dreamed of para-para-paradise
every time she closed her eyes

That song is so apt to my life right now, you know? On lonely nights near the end of winter, there's nothing I long for more than summer. And not just a different time, but a different place, too. I found these pictures of Hawai'i from last year and had to bring them out of the archives. It's kind of hard for me to believe I was really there. It's like another world. Paradise. Whereas the one I'm living in now is more resembling Dante's Inferno...but we're done with that book, so I'm going to try to lay those allusions to rest. Hawai'i is the closest place to paradise I've ever been, though what I want now is not just some place beautiful. I want some place where I can get away from all the expectations people have of me, all the work and all the people who bicker and complain and bother me. That's the paradise I dream of. And that's the one that always slips away before I wake up.

And now back to your regularly scheduled posting.


  1. Love these pictures! I agree- Hawaii is as close to paradise that I've ever been!

  2. oh, Hawaii. I long to visit your sunny beaches. And Kendall's beautiful photography has only made me yearn all the more. soon, dear, soon. great post =)

    Jessica @ Diary of a Beautiful Soul

  3. *sigh* i'm jealous. this is beautiful. :))
    -jocee <3

  4. Beautiful! I think the end-of-winter blues are hitting us all. I can't wait for a holiday.

  5. gorgeous photos. and when you find that paradise--take me with you? (:

  6. I lived in Hawaii for a year and a half of my life. I want to go back. Those pictures remind me of how beautiful it was! And they also reminded me that I need to treasure each moment, because there are going to be things I look back on in the future, and that I'll miss.

    Plus, I love Coldplay, and that song. Cheer up Kendall :)

    --Liz B



  8. I went to Hawai'i a few years ago and just thought today about how much I want to go back! It's so beautiful there and 'paradise' is the best way to describe it. Lovely pictures :)

  9. I love that song and the photos even more.

    I'd love to visit Hawaii one day...

  10. i love that song so much! and this post is beautiful!

  11. this was so beautiful. i get that wistful wishing for summer too, these dreary winter months are just creeping by. but spring is almost here!


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