Sunday, February 6, 2011

twirling twyla

"After so many years, I've learned that being creative is a full-time job with
its own daily patterns. That's why writers, for example, like to establish routines
for themselves. The most productive ones get started early in the morning,
when the world is quiet, the phones aren't ringing, and their minds are
rested, alert, and not yet polluted by other people's words. They might set a
goal for themselves-write fifteen hundred words, or stay at their desk until
noon-but the real secret is that they do this every day. In other words, they
are disciplined. Over time, as the daily routines become second nature, discipline
morphs into habit." -Twyla Tharp

Monday, November 8, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

one cigarette by edwin morgan

No smoke without you, my fire.
After you left,
your cigarette glowed on in my ashtray
and sent up a long thread of such quiet grey
I smiled to wonder who would believe its signal
of so much love. One cigarette
in the non-smoker's tray.
As the last spire
trembles up, a sudden draught
blows it winding into my face.
Is it smell, is it taste?
You are here again, and I am drunk on your tobacco lips.
Out with the light.
Let the smoke lie back in the dark.
Till I hear the very ash
sigh down among the flowers of brass
I'll breathe, and long past midnight, your last kiss.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

fleeting aspirations

I aspire to write more. I aspire to write daily actually. I see myself as one of those disciplined persons that forgets she has a Facebook, forgets that a world beyond productivity and hobbying exists. But instead, I live within a world of tired days and lazy eyes trapped in blogs, status updates, and fleeting time. This aspiration feels stuck in aspiration land.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

currently listening to:

ARCADE FIRE - The Suburbs

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

santa fe, new mexico

Saturday night I had sopapillas (incredible New Mexican pastry usually smothered in honey) for the first time since my visit to Santa Fe in 2008, so I thought I'd post some pictures from that trip.

Monday, July 5, 2010

cupcake wednesday.

my babies (6-12 year-olds) love wednesdays, because they get to over-frost, hyper-sprinkle one very special cupcake.