write of passage

write of passage

the life-long digital depository
of Marilyn Newell
est. 2009



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black coffee, puppies, & a man named Jesus

things I learned at 22

There are just so many things I want to say to you all the time about my love for you.

Like how in some moments I’m entirely convinced that I don’t deserve it in any way, shape, or form, but I’m too selfish to say it out loud because I’d rather not jinx it and just keep enjoying the sacred little secret of the beauty of your love and care day after day after undeserved day, hoping no one with notice.

And how you are the most skilled friend, confidant, and comedian I have ever known. Sometimes that makes me jealous. How can someone be so selfless? So kind, so lighthearted, so confident, so sweet. You never skip a beat. But I do. My heart makes a habit of it every time I see you.

And the strength with which you utterly and completely obliterate all my inhibitions. My walls and guards, shields and restrains, never stood a chance agains the pulverizing power of your grace and mercy and care.

And in some overwhelming act of God
The greatest grace known to a naive little girl

You chose
To give it all
To me

Reunited and it feels so good! 😻Lakers vs Jazz - club level with @insta.graant 😎  (at Honda Center)
Reunited and it feels so good! 😻Lakers vs Jazz - club level with @insta.graant 😎  (at Honda Center)

Reunited and it feels so good! 😻Lakers vs Jazz - club level with @insta.graant 😎 (at Honda Center)

bye, Chicago πŸ˜’πŸ˜”πŸš‡ (at Trump Tower)
bye, Chicago πŸ˜’πŸ˜”πŸš‡ (at Trump Tower)

bye, Chicago πŸ˜’πŸ˜”πŸš‡ (at Trump Tower)

morning 🏭 (at Chicago)
morning 🏭 (at Chicago)

morning 🏭 (at Chicago)

Photo bombed by the cutest family on earth 😍 (at Millenium Park Downtown Chicago)
Photo bombed by the cutest family on earth 😍 (at Millenium Park Downtown Chicago)

Photo bombed by the cutest family on earth 😍 (at Millenium Park Downtown Chicago)

at Cloud Gate
at Cloud Gate

at Cloud Gate

Stumbled upon a parade that I didn’t know was happening. I love this city.😍
Stumbled upon a parade that I didn’t know was happening. I love this city.😍

Stumbled upon a parade that I didn’t know was happening. I love this city.😍

Today is a good day (at Chicago Marathon )
Today is a good day (at Chicago Marathon )

Today is a good day (at Chicago Marathon )

#ownchicago (at Abbott Health and Fitness Expo)
#ownchicago (at Abbott Health and Fitness Expo)

#ownchicago (at Abbott Health and Fitness Expo)

Tagged: #ownchicago
#chicago  (at The Lakefront)
#chicago  (at The Lakefront)

#chicago (at The Lakefront)

Tagged: #chicago
me and Chicago have the same taste in hair πŸ’ (at #topknot)
me and Chicago have the same taste in hair πŸ’ (at #topknot)

me and Chicago have the same taste in hair πŸ’ (at #topknot)

Tagged: #topknot
at Lakeview, Chicago IL
at Lakeview, Chicago IL

at Lakeview, Chicago IL

#roomies (at Uptown Chicago)
#roomies (at Uptown Chicago)

#roomies (at Uptown Chicago)

Tagged: #roomies
Indoor camping, pumpkin cookies, and giggles with @amanda_carol and @mackenzieallison - just what the doctor ordered πŸ’‰πŸ‘―πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™ (at girl’s night)
Indoor camping, pumpkin cookies, and giggles with @amanda_carol and @mackenzieallison - just what the doctor ordered πŸ’‰πŸ‘―πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™ (at girl’s night)

Indoor camping, pumpkin cookies, and giggles with @amanda_carol and @mackenzieallison - just what the doctor ordered πŸ’‰πŸ‘―πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™ (at girl’s night)