Friday, May 07, 2010

into the night.

we stretch out
earth worms on cotton sheets
spices on the sides of our lips
i taste salt and vinegar
and tunnel into the ground under the pillows
storing the savory under my tongue till morning.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

after over a year of really getting back into my sketch book or as one of my fav teacher's from university days used to call it 'my book of ideas', i am feeling really great. there is something so awesome about having a place to just go a little crazy in. it has also been interesting to look back through these journals to see how things have evolved from day one and contemplate my future directions. One thing that i found lacking and would like to include more of are concrete 'events' or snippets from my actual day to day life. As someone who kept a diary from an early age, I think it would be nice to mix in a bit of a 'diary' feel into some of my journal work from here on in. Certainly not every single page, but I love the idea of certain pages containing clues to a moment or a feeling or a something that happened...kind of like tags to trigger a snapshot of something you might not have room to remember, but can live comfortably between some old worn out journal pages.
i wish to plant a rose bush, like the ones we had growing up. i know they are not everyones favorite, but i do love their classic beauty.

jaime send me a beautiful letter with this quote and i couldn't resist, i had to cut it out and keep it here.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

The start of a garden...

friendly friends sprouting up...

Green Beans!

The tips of snow peas.
Party time.
i just booked a mini vacation to new orleans this summer and it makes me want to have a mini party this morning, right here at my desk.

i love spring. it is so beautiful out right now and everything smells fresh. i am still desperately trying to keep all the plants i sprouted alive, though after a fairly disastrous repotting experience this weekend, i am feeling very worried about my little guys. Well it is my first time gardening, so i guess i will just chalk it up learning, as i like to remind myself: