free // a guestpost by ryan gracie

Nautical. away from the wind,
so that a sailing vessel need not be close-hauled:
running free.

 Summer is filled with this freedom. the feeling of loads of schoolwork being lifted from your shoulders, and feeling nothing but free. We live for these short months of freedom, so that we may absorb every inch of it and keep it within ourselves for as long as possible. The feeling of walking along the sidewalk, and knowing that the sun will be up for hours more; That freedom: It fuels our imaginations. We begin to write on scratch paper, in blog posts and in journals what we are feeling, but we never can seem to grasp it.

We snap pictures,
jot down notes,
and go on adventures,
with this freedom along our side.

And when we look back at what we have done;
the blurry photos, the messy hair, the quiet nights, and every other moment,
we realize that no other season could supply us with this feeling.

love, ryan
my name is ryan gracie.
nutella enthusiast,
supporter of picnics,
lover of autumn,
frequent daydreamer,
and blogger at this lovely place.
feel free to stop by!
P.S. Happy Fourth of July!!


  1. i love this post! so beautifully written Ryan.

  2. Happy Independence Day! :) Beautiful post, Ryan. <3


  3. Great post! I wish it were summer in Australia!!!!!

  4. I love this! So evocative of summer. :)

    Abbie /// XOXOX


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