things and parentheses.

by emilysaysgo

I forgot my phone when I went to school today and I felt like I had a missing limb the whole time. That’s so sad. I should maybe try to break that addiction sometime (but not now because I just got the picture messaging on my phone to work, for the first time ever).

I liked today, though. I got a 94 on my psych test (reward, I suppose, for not cheating even though I could have). That was a nice (and very big) surprise.

I’m going to three graduations (including my own) and four graduation parties in the next week (not including my own). I currently have no social life outside of graduation-related activities.

Brittany and I found a few rolls of film in an old box from my room, and I picked them up today after getting them developed. There are some gems, let me tell you. I’d love to include some here, but a) the aforementioned scanner issue, b) Brittany would kill me and c) I think if you saw what unattractive children we were, you wouldn’t want to be friends with us anymore. It’s amazing people even talked to us, really.

I got really bored in geology today (which happens every day, don’t get me wrong, but usually I have my phone to help me out). Fortunately, the word ‘meandering’ (we’re discussing rivers) is an anagrammatical jackpot. Some favorites:

  • main gender
  • danger mine (I wonder what it would be like to mine danger?)
  • remind gen. A (which, clearly, is the generation 23 before Generation X)
  • meaner ding
  • an end grime
  • dinner game

…among others. I’m so cool.

I’ve been reading this passage almost every day for like a month now, because no matter how many times I do it just gets better. I feel like I learn something new every time. It’s wonderful. So I’ll leave you with it, for today:

 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 

           We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 

                We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.

(P.S.: Lyle.)