Wednesday, August 15, 2012

dear seventeen,

(yes, this is the closest I could get to a seven and one...)



Dear Seventeen,

 Today was just like any other day--but in the early hours of the morning I met you, the phantom; the illusional reality of a new age. Sixteen slipped out the back door like a sweet memory; unneeded yet treasured. I miss her, a little, so make up for what's lost and be good to me. 

Seventeen, you and I are now friends.  Inseparable now for twelve future months. Where I go, you'll go, and your name will go along with mine. 

I like the way you sound. You're rather pretty, rather whimsical, rather mysterious. And because too many compliments can spoil an age, rather slippery. Nevertheless, we're stuck together for a good while, and I intend to survive you, enjoy you, and give you a good reputation.

I like you, Seventeen. Let's hope you'll like me. 

xo,
lucia 

43 comments:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAREST LUCIA!!! You are one of the sweetest, kindest, smartest, most talented with the camera, most talented {in general}, most lovely, most beautiful young women in my blogosphere. ;)

    love ya,
    Grace

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  2. Happy Birthday Lucia!!! I pray that this year may find you growing more in wisdom and grace. I emailed you, hope you can reply

    Ali

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  3. Happy Birthday, Lucia!! I hope your day was filled with joy and fun and that you will be blessed even more in this new age :)

    Sadie

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  4. Happy birthday! And I love this :)

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  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR FRIEND <3 You are so loved by your readers and I hope I can be a better commenter because you need to be told how awesome and inspiring you are every day, not just on your birthday.
    And, since I just turned 17 a couple months ago, can we figure out the ropes together? ;)

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  6. Happy birthday, Lucia! :D Very well-written, as always. :) I think seventeen looks nice on you. :)

    God bless you!
    Joy :)

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  7. happy birthday, darling! I hope 17 is the best year yet.

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  8. Happy birthday, Lucia! Having survived 17, 18, and 19 thus far, I can tell you it is a liveable year! :D I'm sure it and you will be great buddies. :) <3

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  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Lucia! :D I hope 17 is blessed beyond measure!

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  10. happy 17th:) I can wait to get there though;)
    Em;)

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  11. Happy Birthday!! Tomorrow, I will have been in the strange new world of 17 for exactly one week :) I hope this next year will be one of the best ever!!

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  12. Happy, happy 17th birthday, Lucia!!!!

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  13. Happy Birthday! This seems like an interesting way to announce it!

    You know what- Instead of saying happy birthday like everyone else: Unicorns dancing in rainbows with fairies and birthday sweets! Hope you have a magical day!

    ~Jenny

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  14. Happy Birthday! You write so beautifully! ♥

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  15. Happy Birthday to a fabulous girl turning a fabulous age!! :)

    ~Johanna

    Proverbs 16:3

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  16. Happy Birthday, Lucia!!
    God bless you in this new year of your life :).

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  17. Happy seventeenth, Lucia! You've been such a wonderful blogger... here's to another year!

    -Gabby

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  18. Happy, Happy Birthday Lucia!
    Enjoy this age, that will come with many more blessings!

    -Lainie

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  19. That was such a gosh darn cute post. I hope you had an amazing day! Happy birthday! May you have many more to write about in the future. :) hugs!

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  20. Happy seventeenth birthday, Lucia! It will be a great year.

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  21. happy happy happy happy birthday lucia! hope you have the most awesomest year eveeeer. you rock.

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  22. happy 17th! i really like the post, too :)

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  23. happy birthday, Lucia. this was a great post. =)

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  24. Happy birthday! yes,indeed I hope 17 likes me too! She came to stay for a year this past Sunday. ;)

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  25. This was a really cool post. Happy birthday again!
    xo

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  26. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :D (lovely post, by the way)

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  27. Happy birthday! Love this inspirational post :)

    Whenever I hear that someone is in the 16 to 18 age range, it reminds me of the song where Ralph and Leisl in the Sound of Music sing their duet... (I am sixteen going on seventeen, I am seventeen going on eighteen) Can you tell that I am a little obsessed? :) Seventeen is going to be great!

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  28. Happy happy birthday, Lucia! I'm 17, too, it's a good age to be :)

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  29. Beautiful post. I've loved being 17! I'm turning 18 in September though. Best wishes to you, and happy belated birthday!

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  30. Happy birthday! You write beautifully!

    *Liddy*

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  31. So lovely! Hope your year is AMAZING! :)

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  32. Happy seventeenth birthday, dear! (:

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  33. Happy {not your birthday anymore} 17th birthday, Lucia! Wow. 17. Feel any older? ;)

    Thank you for being such an amazing blogger, and friend. From the first time I found your blog, it was like connecting with an old friend. Your humor, photography, writing, insight--everything just caught my eye, and reminded me of myself. :) Keep up the good work, girl! You are an amazing young lady, and will go far.

    I pray God blesses you this coming year, and continues to display His plan and purpose for your life.

    Love ya, girl!
    -Mikailah

    www.maid4him.blogspot.com

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  34. Ahhh…. Seventeen… I actually have a lot (lot, lot, lot), more memories from being sixteen, probably because I had so many life-changes that year. And Eighteen… Another big year… Maybe some time I’ll have to dredge out my journals and see if I have much from that year of my life. Not long ago, but still, so much happens so fast…
    And all this to say, welcome to 17!
    ~Aidyl

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  35. wow, seventeen??!! congratulations lucia for getting to, what i'm sure will be an unforgetable year! :)

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  36. Thank you all SO much for your birthday wishes! You are all such sweethearts. <3

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