Listen–I want to run all my life, screaming at the top of my lungs. Let all of life be an unfettered howl. Like the crowd greeting the gladiator. Don’t stop to think, don’t interrupt the scream, exhale, release life’s rapture. Everything is blooming. Everything is flying. Everything is screaming, choking on its screams. Laughter. Running. Let-down hair. That is all there is to life. – Vladimir Nabokov
A few years ago, I read Vladimir Nabokov’s story “Gods” and found myself not knowing if I wanted to laugh, cry, or squeal. The phrase “Everything is Blooming” inspired me to make a constant effort to find the beauty in every moment of life. At the risk of sounding cliche, I’ll go ahead and state the obvious: Life can be crazy, difficult, depressing, exciting, hilarious, and overwhelming – often all in the same day. Instead of taking everything so seriously and keeping this all in my head, I decided to start sharing my experience with others. It’s since turned into a habit of publicly displaying my complete lack of perfection.
So join in and laugh with me because really, what else is there to life but laughter, running, and let-down hair?
15 thoughts on “About”
I’m glad you’re blogging again.
Ashley, you make “barf” special… 😉
I love that you have a disclaimer on this site. I think I love you more and more as I read through your posts. 🙂
I need to read some Nabokov, huh? This is swell.
Isn’t it though? This quote is from his short story “Gods”. I highly recommend it!
I enjoy reading your blog. 🙂
Thank you! I’m glad you like it!
Hey, I nominated you for an award! If you don’t fancy playing along, then you’re welcome to just accept the award,
Thank you, Jess! I’m honored!
Hello there! I just wanted to pop over and tell you I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog award. I could be breaking the rules by nominating you after you nominated me… but hey, life’s short, let’s be rebels. Check it out:
Hi, I really like your blog and your posts are always very inspiring to me. This is why I have nominated you for the Inspiring Blog Award. The follow link will explain. http://lazyambitious.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/inspiring-blog-award/
Thank you very much!
YOU HAVE BEEN NOMINATED YET AGAIN! http://babygirlluvskisses123.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/856/
Hey Ashley, I like your blog so I nominated you for the Liebster Award 🙂 If you’d like to participate, here are the instructions: http://areyourtwentiesajoke.com/2013/03/31/liebster-award/
Greetings from the professor! How are you?