+ love & 100 strangers project + platonic love + greater things +

I picked my Love + 100 Strangers Project back up this weekend! It’s been too long, and I want to finish it so badly. For those of you who don’t know what it is, I have been approaching strangers all across Columbus and asking their definition of love. I take their photo, and ask their first name and age. It’s amazing what you can tell about a person by their definition of love.

“Love is caring so much about someone.”
Jaylen. Age 6.

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Platonic cross-sex relationships. Can they happen? This is so fascinating. A woman named Juliet writes her experience with having a best friend of the opposite sex, and gives some surprising and enlightening statistics on cross-sex relationships over the last century. Her best friend, Jeff, then writes his response; “his side” of the story. I’ve been on the front lines of this change in cultural views of cross-sex relationships and finally am justified in many of my best friend, brother-sister relationships that my family and outsiders have consistently challenged and questioned. Awesome.

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This morning I got this via text from darling Katie Holley. It completely turned my day around.

“What must you face? What fears haunt you? What failures have marked you? What darkness has consumed you and stolen from you, robbed you, sucked out of your soul the dream God created you to flesh out? Maybe there’s a dream buried deep inside your soul and God is waiting to reconstruct it, to put the bones back together. If he commands you to act and you trust him, you will see all of creation move in concert to accomplish in you what you were created to do.”

Girl, I love you..

+ 2/100 and $3 challenge. +

sherrie lynn. 43.
“love is unconditionally giving, just as god has given me.”

[ love + 100 strangers project, 2/100 ]

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the $3 challenge.

so today i was out thrifting with my friend robby, and i decided to do the $3 challenge again. ($3 challenge: to make something hideous look attractive.)

i found this shirt, a tagless size XL from god-knows-where shirt that never in a million years would i have normally purchased. score? yes or no..

+ love and 100 strangers +

i’m starting my love + 100 strangers photo project this weekend.
snapshots of 100 strangers, captioned with their first and middle name, age, and their definition of love.

definition of love being dictionary format, a short story, a phrase, life experience, or whatever defines love best for them.

if you would like to be part of it, let me know. maybe we will accidentally cross paths somewhere in columbus, or in any one of the cities i will be in over the summer. 🙂

– lauren nicole.