Saturday, May 29, 2010

a fine frenzy.

i so badly wanted to share what my dearest friend Claire sent me earlier this week. i realized frustrated that the photographs i took were not in the best lighting, so i'll have to take them again. i'll share tomorrow, promise!

here's a preview of how much claire and i are alike...

in this darling care package, Claire sent another round of THE BEST mixed cds. Each song she puts on these mixes... i have felt. I feel that much more connected to her knowing that the reason she can relate to them is nearly the same as mine. 

one of the songs on said mix:



(i can't stop staring at how beautiful the singer is)


Mine & Claire's connection reminds me of a part in "Eat Pray Love" that i've dog eared:



He says, "I'm sorry, but I don't understand. Did you lose something today?"

But I'm still having trouble figuring out how to talk....

"It's about a love story, Giovanni. I had to say good-bye to someone today." 

Then my hands are slapped over my eyes again, tears spraying through my clamped fingers. Bless his heart, Giovanni doesn't try to put a reassuring arm around me, nor does he express the slightest discomfort about my explosion of sadness. Instead, he just sits through my tears in silence, until I've calmed down. At which point he speaks with perfect empathy, choosing each word with care, saying slowly and clearly and kindly: 

"I understand, Liz. I have been there."

-pg. 87



we have been there, me and Claire.

we are connected to each other because we have been there.

16 comments:

crissy said...

I love a fine frenzy! She is gorgeous, and her voice is ahmazing.

Claire Kiefer said...

You're right, her beauty is exquisite. It is hard to stop looking at her. And may I reiterate just how thankful I am for YOU, Micaela??? Seriously, you have no idea. love love sweet girl. xoxoxoxoxoxo. Thank you for the sweetest email, which I'm going to respond to right now.

*Trisha* said...

A FIne Frenzy is one of my favorites :)

I posted about her too:
http://myprettypinkpearl.blogspot.com/2009/11/fine-frenzy.html

I'd love to see you post a list of the songs your friend Claire puts on the mixes that she makes for you. It's hard to find good music these days

Almost Lover, what a great song. It holds a lot of meaning with me too... )

Gracie said...

Wow! Great song! And I have just finished reading the book and it was really wonderful.

I think it's really lovely that you have another kindred friend. Don't we all need one of those? :)

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

i can't wait to see what clair sent you! she's great, so i'm sure it's something amazing!

Meghan said...

Wow - what a thoughtful gift:)

Phoenix Peacock said...

Fine Frenzy is great! What fun to have a friend that you are so connected to!

Kenza Salem said...

wow she is amazing!

Ruxandra said...

I've discovered a fine frenzy about an year ago.It is such a good music...Love Eat.Pray.Love...but i haven't quite been there...

Laura Loo said...

i adore A Fine Frenzy, her entire first album is great!! i think I need to read that book??

littlemissjuicy said...

What a brilliant way to connect to someone.

Books and stories always make it easier!

-Nahl

April said...

This is so sweet. I love that part of the book, I was crying - feeling through Liz, and then he says that line, the one she had taught him.. So adorable, Giovanni.

Marisa said...

One of my favorite songs.. I think it was a music post of mine awhile back.

She is stunning....

J. said...

If you aren't familiar with A Fine Frenzy, you should REALLY check out more of her stuff. She's fantastic!

Anna said...

i've just recently found a fine frenzy, but i'm in love!

it's so nice when we connect with others that way. i'm glad you've found a friend like that. xox

Well Nice Chels said...

ah been there too... i should find that book to read here again in spain, well any book in english.

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