Saturday, May 28, 2011

Petit Gâteau (Cupcake)

How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone. ~Coco Chanel

I am a tiny person.

To be quite honest, it's one of those things about myself that I greatly despise.

Standing at a minuscule 5'0, I have often felt a bit ridiculous and rather...well...looked-down upon.

This might seem like a rather foolish or trivial issue upon which to spend any amount of time....and maybe it is.

However, it doesn't stop me from bearing extreme disdain toward my short legs and my lack of height when it comes to just about anything.

It's a frustrating reality to have to ask my younger sister to reach something off the top shelf, or to not be able to shop at normal stores in my search to find jeans with cuffs that don't drag well past my toes.

But then, I stop and press my nose against a bakery window...catch myself glancing through a fashionable wedding among internet photo galleries...

...and I begin to see a metaphor frosted, sprinkled, and arrayed in delicate design.


Standing in their own tiny, brilliant glory...holding their place, right next to the ten-tiered wedding delights.

They've arisen to a place of fashion...a place of honor...become the new sought-after treasure in the world of the sweet and sensational.

And they most certainly are nothing great. Nothing tall. Nothing oversized or grand.

They are small and delicate, but powerful enough to bring the wide world of pastry to its knees.

And so, I will live like a cupcake.

Small things are not silent things.

Small things are not worthless things.

No, not at all.

Small things are destined for greatness.

"And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me, and I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord." ~Psalm 27:6


  1. Beautiful post! :) Oh and I just have to add... I'm 5'0 (well, and a half) too. I feel your pain!

  2. OH. MY. GOSHBUBBLES!! We are just soulmates!! Yum!! Cupcakes!! Hunger!! Food!! Bakery!! Okay, I'm going to bed my mom if she'll take me now :))
    -Jocee <3

  3. Love this post! Live like a it. Don't worry, my sister is only 4'11 and she's 25. If she was 2 inches shorter she's be classed as a dwarf!! lol
    Thanks btw! You're divinely charming too! lol
    I AM a Narnia fan. And an King Edmund fan. Sigh.
    Thanks for following!

  4. thank you for the comment ! I've grabbed your button :D


I look at you and see all the ways a soul can bruise, and I wish I could sink my hands into your flesh and light lanterns along your spine so you know there's nothing but light when I see you. :: Shinji Moon