• Holly commented on the post, ingredients 5 years, 2 months ago

    In the kitchen, with my sister Bridget. The light was yellow and warm, just like the butter she pulled out of the microwave gingerly. With dread, I realized I had made a mistake – put the cinnamon sugar mix into the dough instead of rolling the dough in it. She quickly removed it all as best as she could, laughing at my mistake. The wild girl…[Read more]

  • Holly commented on the post, centerpiece 5 years, 3 months ago

    I guess the easiest way to solving problems is to work your way into the very center of it all, and work out from there. But sometimes the centerpiece is easily disguised as an insignificant detail or as a memory that should have been forgotten long ago, but still haunts silently.

  • Holly commented on the post, underdog 5 years, 4 months ago

    Oh, I know all too well what it means to be the underdog. You always have the upper hand. You manipulate my emotions, you make it clear that you don’t love me, you won’t love me, you can’t love me. Yet you give me just enough to hold on to, to give me a glimmer of false hope that keeps me from starting something new. But not this time. I will…[Read more]

  • Holly commented on the post, sinking 5 years, 5 months ago

    Ocean hair is wild
    I breathe easy in Brooklyn
    easier to dance and sing here
    but I prefer the buzz in the air
    of Manhattan

  • Holly commented on the post, gust 5 years, 5 months ago

    Like a gust of wind, you swept up the leaves in the corners of my mind and my heart to make room for something new. Of course, like the windy autumn, my heart has been prepared for snow.

  • Holly commented on the post, mythic 5 years, 6 months ago

    Magical. Difficult to understand. I find that I am drawn to things I can’t fully understand. These things fascinate me, and I find so much beauty in things unclear.

  • Holly commented on the post, brave 5 years, 6 months ago

    I haven’t been so nervous lately. Asking questions when I need to, and not caring about whether it’s making me look stupid. Walking into class with my head up, dancing with the first group for the combination in ballet. Honestly, this all started happening when you told me to think about you when my heart starts to beat quickly and my breath is…[Read more]

  • Holly commented on the post, stylist 5 years, 6 months ago

    Style is very individual. To style someone else (to be a stylist) is a huge responsibility. You are responsible for figuring out who they are and translating that into a physical medium that they can show the world.

  • Holly commented on the post, difficult 5 years, 6 months ago

    “Simple, but hard” the teacher says. In ballet class today, a light rain left patterns all over the windows that let in gray light from outside. I love the way the piano sounds on a gloomy morning. I’m dripping with sweat twenty minutes in, but I don’t mind.

  • Holly commented on the post, discovering 5 years, 6 months ago

    I’ve spent the past few weeks discovering you. At first, you were just a name in my phone, a friend of a friend. Now you’re what makes me happy. What I think about when I feel scared or lost. You are my favorite song, my leather journal.

  • Holly commented on the post, deserved 5 years, 6 months ago

    “I want to see if he’s good enough for you.”
    “Don’t you remember what I said about not being able to measure people like you can with numbers?”
    “No. I don’t. Because that’s bs. You’re better than a lot of people I know.”
    I realized he had a point.