Saturday, April 17, 2010

If I was...

After seeing this meme done so beautifully by Anne and Milla, I decided to give it a go myself. If you feel like it, you should too!

If I was a month, I’d be June
If I was a day of the week, I’d be Saturday
If I was a time of day, I’d be sunset
If I was a planet, I’d be Earth
If I was an animal of the sea, I’d be a sea horse


If I was a direction, I’d be homeward
If I was a piece of furniture, I’d be an antique wardrobe
If I was a liquid, I’d be morning dew
If I was a gemstone, I’d be amethyst
If I was a tree, I’d be an oak


If I was a tool, I’d be a level
If I was a material, I’d be soft worn denim
If I was a kind of weather, I’d be warm and still
If I was a musical instrument, I’d be a flute
If I was a color, I’d be forest green



If I was an emotion, I’d be serenity
If I was a fruit, I’d be a peach
If I was a sound, I’d be a distant fog horn
If I was an element, I’d be earth
If I was an automobile, I’d be this...


If I was a food, I’d be chocolate
If I was a taste, I’d be savory
If I was a scent, I’d be fresh baked bread
If I was a place, I’d be a meadow on the edge of a forest overlooking the sea
If I was a flower, I’d be a daisy

Speaking of which, the lil' blond daisy picker on the end... that's me! My dad took this photo in June of 1977, the year my parents packed up the van, left Massachusetts, and headed out west to the golden state for a new life. That's my mom carrying my sister in front, followed by my aunt and two cousins. I love this image so much.

(Other image sources: 1,2,3,4,5)

33 comments:

summertime dreams said...

Beautiful, esp. that last photo and the story behind it :)

Teenysparkles said...

I am so enjoying reading these "if I was...." poems. I see why you adore that photo, it captures the moment in all of it's wandering, togetherness and freedom. Thanks for sharing man!

muchlove said...

that last photo is so beautiful, especially with the story behind it.

Fabiola "Fab" said...

beautiful!!!

Heidi Ann said...

What a beautiful post, Missa.
And that photograph of your family is really special - no wonder you love it so!

Bridget said...

i love this post!

Andrea said...

I love your family picture and the story! I thought this post was a great idea as well :)

I was thinking i'd also be morning dew and a seahorse! perhaps I'll get round to giving this a go.

Caroline said...

That last photo is so sweet! Look at all that blonde hair!!

Manja said...

That last picture is so wonderful and magical, Missa!
I love all the things you picked :)

sevenpoppies said...

oh my goodness, the family picture is so dreamy that it could be a movie still, just because, we never seem to such a perfect scene in real life. ah, but it could be - and it was.
How wonderful to have this.

and that house? oh my!

We're headed back to the country for really real within the next four months! One year in urban america was enough for me, and our landlord was awesome enough to release us from our lease. Holy moses, I cannot wait!! EEkk!! :)

Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

Beautiful. :) And that last photo? Just amazing. What a great thing to have.

moonshinejunkyard said...

i love your answers! i like that some of ours are the same (june, saturday...) but others different (flute, serenity...) even though it's just for fun i think these thingies are kind of telling about ourselves and our personalities. you are a fresh breath of spring blossom air that's for sure! everything about that last photo captures the essence of what you write about yourself perfectly. LOVE!

Milla said...

Oh I love it! I forgot to mention that I changed a few things from the one Anne did, mainly because I would never be a car, although, having said that, I might be our pick-up truck Floozy after all...

That last picture is so precious and lovely, you should do a whole post of such pictures.

Welcome to River-Rose! said...

Love it! The thoughts so lovely and the pictures-beautiful!

Leah said...

a super read today. i plan to do this little ditty soon as well. it's so beautiful to read everyones!

Emily said...

I have seen several of these posts and just love seeing what everyone says. Beautifully put together post :)

Home Girl said...

hello! sorry its been so long since i've commented. am hoping to get back into blogging properly sooon. just had to click through and comment on that breathtaking family photo, its almost too gorgeous to have happened naturally, larger than life somehow. its very clear where your sense of style has come from!xx

anne said...

the last photo is SO AWESOME! it captures how i'd like to live everyday. what a treasure!

i loved "distant foghorn" and cheers to the housetruck! i wonder if my family of five could fit in there? we could travel around and walk through fields of daisies like in your picture :D

In said...

I have never commented on your site. I had to after seeing the last picture. Such a great shot!

leanne said...

wow! what a great post! love all your answers too... that vehicle is amazing, i want one of those! and that last picture of your family is so beautifulQ

flaming hag folkwear said...

just another soldier in the army of folks who are in love with that vintage family photo....
hope you all are well :)

Little Monarch said...

what a beautiful idea! and you look so sweet picking daisies :-)

Hannah said...

Hey Missa, great news about the shoes, thank you! Unfortunately I'm at university now until June but it'll be lovely to get home and have the shoes there waiting!

I've already said on your flickr, but I absolutely love that last picture. So, so wonderful in every way!

Nicky said...

Yup! Adore the last photo! I love this post, it's creative and fun to read!

I'm cracking up at our wardrobe matches... my Mama's skirt and now the 80's sweater and Mexi dress! Adorable pieces. (I like how you wore the Mexi dress).

Take care- Happy Wednesday!!!

Diane said...

This is so lovely! You always have great pix too... love the field of daisies!

andrea the pomegranates said...

'If I was a direction, I’d be homeward'

i love that. i just did this the other day too...and of course, i am very partial to this answer (it's almost exactly mine too):If I was a place, I’d be a meadow on the edge of a forest overlooking the sea

taryn smith said...

Beautifully touching post!
Thank you.

~taryn xx

Andrea said...

wow! i loved reading :) that picture at the end is truly the best! that and the amazing hobo home/truck!

anni said...

That photo of the tree is amazing ! :)

Robyn said...

I love these posts. I always like seeing how my answers compare. Strangely, we has almost none of the same answers. However, if you would smell like fresh baked bread and be a daisy then we can't be too far off. Have a great weekend.

Meaghan Kelly said...

Missa this is beautiful!
I love that last picture of your family! it's gorgeous and the way you describe when it was taken makes it even more pretty and hope filled!
i'm so sorry for the lack of commenting! no internet makes for a difficult blogging situation!
but soon it'll be back!

you're as lovely as ever in all your posts! your blog is still one of my faves!

also your sweet comment about my grandma really meant a lot! xo

Violet Folklore said...

Missa I totally just saw that family photo of yours on Tumblr and loved it soooo much! I don't think it was linked to you! I love that connection.

Your would be's, are your are's, are beautiful!

Elissa said...

Beautiful photos, wonderful post!! I especially love that last one, what an amazing family image! I also love the house on wheels! AHHH Love the whole thing.

PS you must either be an aquarius or a virgo!!