Secrets Are Things We Grow

Last summer I spent many evenings and nights wandering around outside--there was a desolate swing set I liked to frequent and sometimes I'd walk along the sea shore watching the moonlight dance across the waves. It was always a very soothing time; I also took long walks like this around my college campus when I was still in school--both places felt very safe even when I was alone in the woods around midnight. Unfortunately, I haven't found a place like that near where I live yet. Parks close at dusk and the street I live on has too much traffic for the isolation I tend to seek. Instead of walks I've been retreating into evening drives. It's nice after a day-long of things I should or need to do dictating my time to hop into my car and set off without a clear direction or some destination an hour away that just sounds interesting. It does mean I'm spending more on gas than I have in the past, but at the moment I can't really imagine anything else. At the end of a day sometimes you just need to go and be.


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23 comments:

  1. I know just what you mean.
    I can't believe that dress isn't vintage!

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  2. What a lovely dress! I'm really liking the rustic feel to these pictures.

    xo
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  3. You look so pretty and girly!
    Such a beautiful dress :)

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  4. I couldn't agree more.. since moving away from the countryside and into NYC, I crave isolation and open space! I only wish that I'd brought my car so I could actually get out of the city every so often. =) I think if it makes you happy and makes your day feel complete than a little extra gas money is a small price to pay =)

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  5. The dress is amazing, it's such a lovely print! and it has such a pretty shape to it.

    xxxx
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  6. That dress swishes so beautifully.

    I know what you mean, though. I've often felt the need just to drive to get away. You do discover great places though...

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  7. I love the way the dress looks when you twirl! I love the shoes, too. I ALWAYS love when you wear those shoes :)
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  8. I imagine you must be such a pleasant person to be around. You just always seem so peaceful and thoughtful. This dress is lovely on you :)

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  9. All of these photos are stunning! And I love that lipstick color on you.

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  10. Solitude to me has always been invaluable; the deserted railroad tracks seem never-ending, and with each journey, I make it further down the path. That said, my school is quite far from them, and I've yet to find a place without parties and noise and cars to walk near my apt.

    You look lovely.

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  11. Beautiful! That dress has the prettiest silhouette and looks wonderful!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

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  12. The lighting in these photos is incredible! I hope you find places that you can feel comfortable wandering around in soon.

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  13. I just love your pictures more and more Rebecca! You truly are an inspiration. That dress is just gorgeous.

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  14. that second picture is GORGEOUS. love your shoes too!
    ~niki <3
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  15. @KristiMcMurry, aw thanks. I'm really not a very soothing personality though--a bit high-strung and such; it's part of the reason I like quiet places, they soothe the chaos in my head.

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  16. I've been eying that dress on Modcloth for weeks! Can't decide which colour I like best... the blue looks adorable on you x Sushi

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  17. Gorgeous dress and stunning photos x
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  18. These photos are stunning. Truly beautiful =)

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  19. These pictures are absolutely gorgeous! I just love the lighting. Your vintage-inspired dress is beautiful too. You pull it off so nicely.

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