Book Review #2, The Immortal Life of Henrietta...
This is my first blog post in 7 months. I wish it was a little more exciting. I just finished this book and I wanted to get my scattered thoughts down because my memory is terrible and I did not want to forget the thoughts this book provoked in me. This isn’t a great book review in that, if you don’t already know what the book is about, I didn’t provide any summary. I also...
It's Haiku Time Again
In December, I posted some of my best haikus from the previous months. Well, I’ve been writing a haiku every day since January 1st. I can’t wait to get to 366! While they are not all masterpieces of the poetic form, here are some of the better ones: *** the house and the gym are not very compelling settings for haiku. *** mouth-watering smell of fresh garlic and onions in a...
He who doesn’t risk never gets to drink champagne.– Russian Proverb
After all these years I have observed that beauty, like happiness, is frequent. ...– Jorge Luis Borges
In all things I sought rest, and never found it, except in a corner with a book.– Thomas a Kempis
I Used to Think Children Were Terrifying, But Now...
I’ve softened a lot in regards to my views on children in the past year or two. I really could not be bothered with them between the years of 2001 to 2010. I didn’t want to hear them screaming or crying. When I worked in a restaurant, I certainly did not want toddler’s grubby little hands smearing food all over my tables and throwing things onto the floor for me to clean up later. My old...
From the BIRTHDAY PRINCESS
i’m 24 today! i’m not just having an amazing birthday, but a wonderful birthday week! i am so grateful to everyone who i saw, who called me, who sent cards and messages, who bought (or will buy) me drinks, who bought me wonderful gifts, who baked me carrot cake. i have such an indescribably good feeling about turning 24/the year 2012 and i am the LUCKIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD to have so...
The prettiest dresses are worn to be taken off.– Jean Cocteau
Oh, my heart is thirsty for your kisses; they are the dew which should restore...– Nathaniel Hawthorne to Fiancee Sophia Peabody, 1839
Book Review #1, The Help
I read A LOT, but this is the first time I’ve attempted to “review” something. I typically just scribble my gut reactions and likes/dislikes about my latest read in a notebook. This is kind of like that, but significantly longer. I’m a terrible reviewer, because while I’m always happy to talk books, I don’t usually care about influencing anyone one way or another. This is a sort of weird...
Poetry, as promised.
I wrote a haiku almost every day from mid-October to mid-November. Here are some of the best ones: *** small, neat, seventeen syllable packages of emotion. haiku. *** sleep is a drunken lover, crawling into bed well past 2 am. *** gin and vermouth, you sneaky little bastards, you win, okay? you win. *** tea, stationary, a croissant, heavy rain, scotch remind me of you. *** ...
My Sister: Stop caring what other people think. It’s your worst quality.
Me: I resent that. I don’t have any bad qualities.
My Sister: That’s your second worst quality.
I fell asleep Carelessly - Hugging a pillow to my chest. I woke up Disoriented - My elbows stiff, All the muscles in my arms aching. It’s been a really long time Since I’ve held anything Tangible, Heavy, Warm, Real.
Obligatory December Holiday Post
“Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this...
I Wouldn't Like Me If I Met Me (or why this blog...
Over gin martinis (which I may or may not be allergic to) with my best friend of ten years, I recently divulged that I’ve spent the past five years of my life not really liking who I am, not even knowing who I am really, which is worse. I guess the idea had been bouncing around in my brain for a while, but it wasn’t until it came out of my mouth last night that I realized the extent to which the...
Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life - well, valuable, but...– Kathleen Kelly, You’ve Got Mail