John Mayer says it best…
“Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the 8-color boxes, but what you’re really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I’ve got a few missing. It’s ok though, because I’ve got some more vibrant colors like periwinkle at my disposal. I have a bit of a problem though in that I can only meet the 8-color boxes. Does anyone else have that problem? I mean there are so many different colors of life, of feeling, of articulation.. so when I meet someone who’s an 8-color type.. I’m like, “hey girl, magenta!” and she’s like, “oh, you mean purple!” and she goes off on her purple thing, and I’m like, “no – I want magenta!””
I consider myself extremely lucky to have two best friends whom I have known since grade school. People who I grew up with, got in trouble with, captured multiple memories with, and whom I love. They are practically my siblings, and they are definitely 64-color boxes. Each, of course, with a few missing colors
Ben is a firecracker. Loud, colorful, boisterous, creative, and passionate. He can befriend anyone. He makes me laugh every time I see him, and he is full of artistic talents. He is my brother from another mother, and we have been best friends for 17 years now. Wow.
Alyssa is also a firecracker. Creative, passionate, driven, eccentric, and honest. She is about as stubborn as I am, and we share the same sarcastic nature. So many memories together, and from such a young age. We’ve been friends for 17 years now as well. Holy smokes.
A couple of weekends ago, Ben invited us over for a Sunday brunch in his FABULOUSLY decorated apartment. Ben has cooked MANY of brunches for us over the years, dating back to finals week in high school. He is modest, but boy does he make a mean whatever-he’s-making!!!
It’s been a long time since I’ve taken any photos for myself, out of personal interest. I find that between my full-time day job and keeping my business running on the side, there isn’t much down time for me… literally. So it’s not often I feel apt to bring my camera along to shoot for myself, but this day, for some reason, I did. I couldn’t have been happier when I walked into the room, because in true Ben fashion, he had gone all out, and made us the most beautiful spread!
Have a look at the photos, and try not to drool too much