“Let me be something every minute of every hour of my life. Let me be gay: let me be sad. Let me be cold: let me be warm. Let me be hungry…have too much to each. Let me be ragged or well dressed. Let me be sincere–be deceitful. Let me be truthful: let me be a liar. Let me be honorable and let me sin. Only let me be something every blessed minute. And when I sleep, let me dream all the time so not one little piece of living is ever lost.” –A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Hello! And thank you for visiting Something Every Minute. I’m Caroline, but you, dear reader, can call me Caro, and this is my blog.
I’m a woman who has been many things– a daughter, sister, college student, activist, lobbyist, campaign manager, traveling nomad, cat mom, New Yorker, Angeleno and most recently, wife. This last title is the one that led to my moving to a town in Nevada where there is a slot machine for every 14 people. I wish I was kidding. Since I’m confident you’re curious about my story, you can read all about it here.
The title for this blog comes from a quotation from one of my favorite books, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith. The the main character, Francie, prays to be something every minute of her life and in this plea expresses what I hope too–that no matter where I am, I am truly living every minute. This blog will be a place to share something every minute (okay, that might be a lot and who wants to read that–maybe every day? every other day?)
It is my hope that this blog is a space that inspires and enables us to create some amazing stuff, cook some delicious meals and expand our minds with some insightful words. And, most of all, to live every minute.
Thank you for reading and for being apart of this little community we’re creating together. Cheers!