In a half-hearted attempt to organize the chaos that is life, my Gmail is full of color-coded folders.
Diabetes is red, like blood and rage and sunsets all in one.
Grad School is blue, and there is a whole rainbow of colors designating each course in the sub-folders category.
Finance is green, and it is often ignored until it can no longer be ignored.
Quotes folder is pink. Because “On Wednesdays, we wear pink,” a la Mean Girls.
Speaking of quotes, C.S. Lewis and Mary Karr (The Liars’ Club) are my go-tos.
“I have seen great beauty of spirit in some who were great sufferers. I have seen men, for the most part, grow better not worse with advancing years, and I have seen the last illness produce treasures of fortitude and meekness from most unpromising subjects.”
-C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain
“For me, everything’s too much and nothing’s enough.” -Mary Karr
And one more for good measure because it reminds me of all of the bloggers/tweeters who I’ve come to love:
“She spoke with unhesitant authority, as though we had just picked up a long-running conversation in which her opinion mattered greatly. However frail the rest of her was, all her strength was in her voice.”