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hair pursuing two planets [29 Nov 2008|01:15am]
I am thankful.

for friends + family, possibilities, feeling loved, and my pastry blender.
cheers darlin'

guided by the phosphorescent trails of snails [25 Nov 2008|07:57pm]
I miss the messes.
my box of paints,
the soothing motion of brush to paint to paper.
(I have barely picked up a paintbrush in three years.)

I blame college.
filling my head with knowledge
is very time-consuming
and does not inspire creativity in me.

I am a more relaxed me when I can spill onto paper.
I need to get back to the messes.
cheers darlin'

I'll fawn over photographs [02 Nov 2008|06:54pm]
“Travel is more than the seeing of sights;
it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent,
in the ideas of living.”
Miriam Beard



I think the difference this time
is that I'm not running away from anything.


thank goodness for the get up kids
soundtrack to my life
since '97
cheers darlin'

packing for portugal [29 Oct 2008|03:41pm]
You don't have to be anything you don't want to be. Please read that last sentence again, drinking it in as if it were an elixir you've been longing for since you were 13 years old. Here are some corollaries: You don't have to live up to anyone's expectations. There's no need to strive for a kind of perfection that's not very interesting to you. You don't have to believe in ideas that make you sad or tormented, and you don't have to feel emotions that others try to manipulate you into feeling. In short, you are free to be exactly who you want to be. Celebrate that this Halloween season. Costume yourself as the person you've been hiding.
cheers darlin'

this one went to market [17 Oct 2008|04:37pm]
(at the mercat de santa caterina)
I bought dried apricots and wandered
got lost amongst the tomatoes and fleur de sel
and found the kind of narrow streets I like.
I sipped espresso and ate organic chocolate chip cookies and then
got caught in a downpour and ran barefoot through the park.
I came home to my fourth story apartment, soaked
to find the floor covered in water.


what a day.
cheers darlin'

amplified by the distance [09 Oct 2008|07:46pm]
to be here,
eating apricot yogurt out of glass jars,
hanging my laundry out to dry,
pan con tomate and sangria-soaked nights,
standing on the same ground as Picasso,
and dining where he and Dali talked politics and paint.
It's hard to catch my breath.
time is quite literally, flying.

i miss
lazy mornings with ian
pancakes + bellingham walks
the voices and laughter of my girls
the easy conversation
dinner parties
and the western library

When my time is up here, come December,
To come home,
to appreciate all of those things
will be nice.
it's strange what you notice; what you miss
when you're on the other side of the ocean

you have to create your own comfort.
1 | cheers darlin'

adjustment [22 Sep 2008|10:08pm]
it gets easier.
being away is a strange thing,
time takes away the sharp edge of the homesick feelings
especially as going home
doesn't seem like an eternity anymore.
it will fly-by-me-so-fast.

I found peanut butter, organic blueberry yogurt, tofu.
sometimes you just need certain things to make you feel better;
black beans and someone waiting at home for you.
it's comfort that I live on.
but this is all about pushing myself out and away.
not taking comfort for granted.
growth + discovery.

I feel happy here.
cheers darlin'

i hope all these changes happen with you. [22 May 2006|08:36pm]
sometimes really big ridiculous fights work out for the best. sometimes i get overwhelmed and dont know how to handle things. sometimes i wish i could say what i mean in a way that doesn't hurt.

sometimes it is really nice to realize that no matter what happens, i'll be okay.(and that is comfort.)

sometimes, if i could, i wouldn't change the past. and sometimes, if i could, i would.
cheers darlin'

[19 Apr 2006|06:11pm]
i'm so sick of apologizing.
2 | cheers darlin'

the distance is quite simply much too far for me. [06 Dec 2005|03:52pm]
i wish that running away had been everything i expected. but here i am packing my bags and boxes and going right back where i started.



the only thing i'll miss is the view from my window.
2 | cheers darlin'

[20 Oct 2005|01:32pm]
i'm friendsick.
3 | cheers darlin'

the cake walk dancers unwind from their spin, singing "lawty lawty loved him". [22 Jun 2005|01:18pm]
nothing makes it feel like summertime quite like thunderstorms and downpours.



i love it when i have to wear sweatshirts and shoes in june, and when my best friend brings me chai tea just because.

i love it when there's nothing left to say.
2 | cheers darlin'

my song is love. [12 Jun 2005|12:35am]
sometimes all you need to do is open up your eyes.
cheers darlin'

she couldn't help thinkin' [31 May 2005|11:02pm]
isn't it strange how we change
cheers darlin'

meanwhile, back at the ranch. [26 May 2005|07:43pm]

i can't wait to eat morrocan food and dance dance dance.

 

 

in my dress i feel a bit like betty grable, because i want to.

 

 

 

cheers darlin'

i'm dancing with the past tonight [09 May 2005|12:42am]
it's wierd how many memories can fit inside a box.
cheers darlin'

peter piper is cash flag. [17 Apr 2005|08:10pm]
this weekend i learned that [if you are with the right people] accidental detours in the wrong direction will get you where you want to be, eventually.

2 | cheers darlin'

we're finally escaping. [15 Apr 2005|01:25pm]
what would you do if your name was archibald cox?
2 | cheers darlin'

a train of pearls is shot precisely across an ocean [03 Apr 2005|11:04pm]
compline + banana bread + sex and the city = good night


it's not meant to be a strife
it's not meant to be a struggle uphill
It's not meant to be a strife
to enjoy.

[oh, bjork.]
5 | cheers darlin'

let the pollen make you sneeze. [24 Mar 2005|10:38pm]
in a few months this will be home.
its really nice here,
lots of mountains and vegetarian food and nice people.
so why is it that i can't wait to come home?
4 | cheers darlin'

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