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robinmay Dozenth trip today to the new house (okay, really just the second) and I've got a bit more bounce in my step than I've had in a while. A grand, grumbly sky will do that for me, I think. As will my trusty old "Top 100 Most Played" playlist jammed deep inside my ears and my heart. Nothing like hearing "that song from that time when...." to make me think about how I'll someday look back on today. 20h

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robinmay Moving day! Well, for our stuff anyway. It all travelled out here ahead of us in May and has been waiting patiently in storage for us, in Tacoma, WA. Before the movers arrive this morning, and the chaos begins, I'm breathing in all the calm that comes with living simply out of a suitcase. This is the breath that will sustain me until Sunday when--finally!--we move ourselves into our new home. What a nutty journey... I'm not even sure I know how to stop anymore. 2d

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robinmay Little leafy cups of water, thank you for captivating me while we wait here for our moving trailer to arrive + unite us with things we've not seen in months. The lightness with which we can live can be startling... Most days I hardly noticed that I was living from just a suitcase. In fact, most days I don't think I noticed at all. 3d
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  •   robinbisiofilms Snails leave their shells behind slow and steady and go out in the world naked and get new ones 3d
  •   robinbisiofilms Thinking stuff and snail shells ya know! 3d
  •   robinmay @robinbisiofilms Haha! Yes! That's me! 3d
  •   ologius @robinmay gotcha! Then I'd be ready to re-meet the rest of my clothes and belongings too 😀 3d
  •   ayyorama When there is so much beauty around you waiting to be explored, suitcases or their absence take a backseat. For a bit. 3d
  •   robinmay @ayyorama So very true. And now I get the fun of re-meeting all my things! Will feel a bit like shopping. 2d
  •   osibalirome Amazing..fabulous.. 1d

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robinmay Don't judge a book by its cover. I know, I know, I know. But who doesn't occasionally find themselves reaching for a particularly eye-catching book, knowing absolutely nothing about its contents but that they've got an exquisite cover? Similarly, when I'm scrolling through likes and follows on Instagram, there's SOMETHING that'll make me click on one little face in a thousand and dig into their Instagram account like a really good book. And that something--in the absence of anything more substantial than a user name--is their profile picture. That's it! So what is it that makes one teensy tiny avatar stand out over another? I can't quite put my finger on it... It's definitely not as simple as what someone looks like. Who's prettier or taller or better at styling their hair or whatever... In that speck of a thumbnail, it's nearly impossible to notice the nuances of one's face or clothes or hairstyle, and thank God for that! Because who cares, anyway? I'm talking about a certain sort of visual something-else that says, "Click on me!" A compositional charisma, perhaps. When I added my husband on Instagram, long long lonnnng before he was my husband, he didn't even have a photo up. He was using an illustrated self-portrait, which practically popped out and slapped me in the face with its perfection. So I ask you: What IS it that makes an eye-catching profile pic? I personally think it's much more about colour and light and space than about someone's actual real-life appearance. But perhaps it's different for everyone. 5d
  •   robinmay @jennyhelicopter Aw, thanks! I usually end up back at the same one. I love yours! 3d
  •   4me2be You made me think it the photo should be something you love with you in the photo. I love you photos and thought provoking words. 3d
  •   robinmay @kabul_explorer Thank you for saying hi! I'm happy to be following you now, too! 3d
  •   arualchu You both gorgeous and inspiring girls!!! 3d
  •   vickykapadia7 Perhaps everything reflects abt u..is equal to ur inner beauty....pro PIC included @robinmay 2d
  •   saraheve3 You are special. 18h
  •   blueeggsandtea You flippin' rock 6h
  •   blueeggsandtea I follow those who interact properly. Seems the most important thing. Real connections 6h

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robinmay I sometimes envy extroverts, with their steady flow of social energy, ready to spend at any moment, in whichever way they choose. Mine is more like a nest egg. Tucked away and tended to. Sat upon. Counted. Stored. 5d
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  •   valeriehopeful Man I know how that it. Sometimes I just wish I didn't get exhaustified just by trying to make conversation with people or wish I could just be the bubbly person that everyone instantly wants to be friends with. It's a struggle. 4d
  •   _tumbleweed @robinmay I feel the same way! As a side note, I dropped into your IG for the first time in over 6 months to see what I've missed and am delighted to see you are on the WA peninsula. I lived for many years in Olympia, WA & around the peninsula..then spent 6 months Oct 2014 to this April in Jacksonville, North Carolina in my husband & i's first home together..and now we live in SF Bay Area, exploring California. All of our moves the past several years have been similar, nearby places :) weird, it makes me wonder about what draws us to certain places. 3d
  •   robinmay @_tumbleweed Neat! And you've sure landed in one of my favourite spots on earth. Enjoy your explorations! Is that a long-term home for you now? 3d
  •   ainsley__99 Yep..... @sashasteveblair 2d

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robinmay I needed this tonight, the sea at my feet. 6d

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robinmay We're both a bit sick and a lot tired, but the days before and the days to come are holding us up. Way up. 7d

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robinmay In case you were wondering, the answer is YES. Yes, I still love Washington. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. If you were to take California and Canada, and mash them up into a single glorious one, that would be our corner of the Olympic Peninsula. 1w
  •   suse6 It looks amazing 1w
  •   suse6 Are you in Washington, D.C. Or Washington state. I need to look at an American map to see where you mean. 1w
  •   justin_rashall @suse6 Washington state 1w
  •   tanyiatabouli I've always said that! When I as in Cannon beach last summer that's exactly how i felt. (I know that's not Washington but close) same idea. We Canadians like the cooler temps. Lol 1w
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  •   nikos_stv Awesome! 6d
  •   mgmerringer Yay! So glad this adventure is all that hoped for! Inspired to visit after seeing it through your viewfinder and words... 5d
  •   robinmay @mgmerringer Oh you definitely should! A loop of the Olympic Peninsula would be an incredible road trip. 2d

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robinmay A quick visit to the new house and Gracie managed to poop in our new yard, chase the neighbour's cat, and steal more than a few mouthfuls of construction dust. A very happy National Dog Day, indeed. 1w

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robinmay Our new yard comes with an irrigation system that I have zero idea how to operate. The upside to my cluelessness? Water misting, spouting, and sputtering spontaneously is pretty magical when you're knee-deep in flowers. 1w

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robinmay This water flows in from the Pacific. Or does it flow out? Maybe it's a little bit of both... 2w

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robinmay It doesn't get much more Sunday than this. 2w

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robinmay The most meandering Sunday. 2w

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robinmay Unrelated-ish caption: Today I'm going to scatter wildflower seeds around our property. I love the thought of a few wild corners--haphazard and glorious, colourful and independent and alive. 2w

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robinmay I'm feeling deeply, deeply out of sorts today. Sometimes all the disorienting newness catches up with me, shoving me square between the shoulder blades and propelling my forward momentum into a knee-scraping tumble. That's where I am right now, I suppose... Picking bits of gravel from my sore flesh, grateful for the abrupt but much-needed stillness. 2w
  •   robinmay @sethcarnill I've never had an Amsterdam hug! Thanks, Seth! 2w
  •   robinmay @taryn.lynn Thanks, lady :) Just need a little dose of normalcy but it eludes me at the moment. 2w
  •   sethcarnill @robinmay Really, never? Apologies for my negligence... 2w
  •   sharidiane Your photos haven't been showing up in my feed either so I came over to visit! I hope you're doing well, settling in. Give Gracie a kiss from me. 2w
  •   yomichaela Normalcy will come again some time to rest and adjust is always needed. You have been through so much change this past year! 2w
  •   tanyiatabouli Hang in there. 2w
  •   hezhart Hope all ok 2w
  •   cranberrie Love this 2w

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robinmay Our new house is busy with bees and wasps and all manner of stinging, essential things. Once we move in, some may have to move out. But mostly I hope we can find a way to live wing-to-shoulder, happy and harmoniously. If you have tips for deterring nest-building near vents and exits, please share! xx. 3w
  •   buffydoll Burn the wasps nest they won't come back use a blow torch if possible just don't burn yourself or the house 2w
  •   joujwyn @loll_06 Bees! I love bees. I want to keep bees 2w
  •   robinmay @nicgmck Hi, Nicole! Thank you! 2w
  •   robinmay @joujwyn You should! 2w
  •   robinmay @buffydoll Haha! Oh my gosh... That does not sound like anything I should ever try doing. I'm just a wee bit accident prone ;) 2w
  •   sharidiane We had a swarm of 25,000 bees move into our fountain a few years ago. It was crazy! We had a bee guy come out and relocate them. 2w
  •   robinmay @sharidiane Shari, that's nuts!! 2w

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robinmay The water was startlingly warm. 3w

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robinmay Last night the fog scrubbed away the saltwater views. It was eerie to imagine all the ships passing by, unnoticed. 3w

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robinmay Pre-pizza fog frolic. 3w

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robinmay Front camera photo op! We decided to paint the new place almost entirely, top to bottom, a bright, creamy white. It feels sometimes, as I explore the echoing rooms, like I'm suspended in sunshine. 3w

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