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April 8, 2014: Snow, Aldo, Kate DiCamillo →

Once, I was in New York,
in Central Park, and I saw
an old man in a black overcoat walking
a black dog. This was springtime
and the trees were still
bare and the sky was
gray and low and it began, suddenly,
to snow:
big fat flakes
that twirled and landed on the
black of the man’s overcoat and
the black dog’s fur. The dog
lifted his face and stared
up at the sky. The man looked
up, too. “Snow, Aldo,” he said to the dog,
“snow.” And he laughed.
The dog looked
at him and wagged his tail.

If I was in charge of making
snow globes, this is what I would put inside:
the old man in the black overcoat,
the black dog,
two friends with their faces turned up to the sky
as if they were receiving a blessing,
as if they were being blessed together
by something
as simple as snow
in March. 

— 3 months ago with 27 notes
#poetry  #national poetry month  #simple and beautiful 


Nirvana: Pennyroyal Tea (Live On “Nulle Part Ailleurs”, Paris, France)

(via yowhatsthehaps)

— 3 months ago with 12 notes
"Out beyond ideas
of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field.
I’ll meet you there."
Jelaluddin Rumi, 13th century
— 4 months ago
#later  #I'll meet you there 
"For a kiss to be really good, you want it to mean something. You want it to be with someone you can’t get out of your head, so that when your lips finally touch you feel it everywhere. A kiss so hot and so deep you never want to come up for air. You can’t cheat your first kiss. Trust me, you don’t want to. ‘Cause when you find that right person for a first kiss, it’s everything."
Alex Karev - 'Something to Talk About'
(Season 2, Episode 7)

(Source: greys-anatomy-quotes, via dilaudid)

— 4 months ago with 11000 notes
#kisses  #magic  #first kiss  #electric 





Go With The Flow … the slow version ♥

This version…goddamn.

Oh my goodness, goddamn is right.

This version with more gusto is worth the wait just to see Josh move his hips (@ .43) Oh god.   

Oh yes.

Yes, yes, yes. Josh. Let’s hang out some time. Clothing optional. Very.

— 4 months ago with 184 notes
#qotsa live  #qosta  #josh homme  #sexy human 
Looking forward

I know it’s best to look forward to awesome things, rather than to dwell on past crap that was not awesome. So! Here are some Dear Diary-esque/awesome things coming up that I ought to focus on. Because, as a human, I need to be reminded. Always.

• Using work time on Friday afternoon to go to a University Cup hockey game with a coworker. Winning tickets at work is awesome.
• Taking one of my LadyPricks™ out for a fabulous birthday evening on Sunday.
• Wining and unwinding in the hot tub with a dear girlfriend of mine on Monday.
• Seeing Mounties play Amigos next weekend. (!!)
• Attending a fancy fundraiser gala for work in early April.
• Travelling to Portland (!!!) in April to tourist it up and have amazing adventures and so much beer with my husband and my best friends.
• Seeing Ladyhawk & Shotgun Jimmie (!!!) at Amigos in late April.
• Going on a weird time-travel thing with one of the LadyPricks™ to see…wait for it…Collective Soul (baahhahah) live. Grade 6 me would DIE of bliss and anticipation over this.
• Seeing the wondrous, inimitable Neko Case with the incredible Ms. Kelly Hogan live on May 18 (OMG!!!!). I absolutely cannot wait for this show.
• Travelling to Ottawa for a two-day grammar/style bootcamp as part of my professional development at work. It’s going to be nerdtastic, even though ugggh, air travel. I’ll be okay, though.
• Firing up our new patio heater and drinking wine in the backyard long into the evening. C’mon, summer!
• Attending MoSo Conference for the 4th year. Can’t wait. It’s always the best time.
• Attending MoSo Fest and seeing Ian Blurton & Public Animal. Here I thought I was damn lucky (and I was!) to see them play *once* this year. I am beyond excited. Ian Blurton is easily the kindest, most cool dude in music ever, ever. And beyond talented. Nothing but love and respect for that fella.

— 4 months ago with 8 notes
#good things  #looking forward 
"I loved him in that moment, on that day, more than I’d ever loved anyone, in a way that reached past the standard boy-girl love and hit some sort of deeper bedrock. I loved him as a human, with no complication."
A House in the Sky: A Memoir | Amanda Lindhout & Sara Corbett
— 4 months ago with 1 note
#oh my heart  #a house in the sky  #book quotes  #love  #just humans 

Let’s be realistic. We are never coming back.

Snippets copied into Leigh Stein’s journal. Lovely words. Lovely penmanship.


Let’s be realistic. We are never coming back.

Snippets copied into Leigh Stein’s journal. Lovely words. Lovely penmanship.
— 4 months ago with 31 notes
"One of the best things you can believe about the world is that there is always, no matter what, someone worth longing for."
A House in the Sky: A Memoir | Amanda Lindhout & Sara Corbett
— 5 months ago with 7 notes
#book quotes  #love  #longing  #believing  #a house in the sky  #sara corbett  #amanda lindhout  #optimism 
"Here is the rule of proximity: You get to one place, and it becomes impossible, basically, not to start looking at whatever else is nearby."
A House in the Sky: A Memoir | Amanda Lindhout & Sara Corbett
— 5 months ago with 2 notes
#book quotes  #a house in the sky  #amanda lindhout  #sara corbett  #truth bomb  #proximity  #longing 
"'It's just stuff. They could take it all, frankly. The only thing that matters is people.' She looks down at his hands, and her voice cracks. 'All that really matters is who you love.'"
The Girl You Left Behind | Jojo Moyes
— 5 months ago with 3 notes
#book quotes  #love  #love is a big deal  #jojo moyes  #the girl you left behind 
"What I’ve learned about most people is that if you don’t pursue contact, neither will they. It’s quite easy to become a loner nowadays."
Ronald Andrés Moore  (via quotestomorals)

(via denimfordinner)

— 5 months ago with 80 notes
I was scared —

"Come on, Joe!" This time it was Carol. She had changed into denims, probably designed by Edith Head, and she looked flushed and pretty. Joe looked at me. He wanted to look out for me, and suddenly I felt more terrified than at any time since I woke up on that hunting trip up north. After a while, being somebody’s responsibility makes them hate you, and I was scared that Joe might hate me someday. I didn’t know all that then, not at twelve, but I sensed some of it.

— Rage | Stephen King

— 5 months ago
#book quotes  #stephen king  #rage  #responsibility 
"I’ve noticed that pretty girls make the best lion tamers, too."
Rage | Stephen King
— 5 months ago with 7 notes
#book quotes  #stephen king  #taming lions  #pretty girls  #rage 
"He asked, “What makes a writer?” “Well,” I said, “it’s simple. You either get it down on paper, or jump off a bridge."
Charles Bukowski (via superlen)

(Source: wordsthat-speak, via punch-in-the-face-poetry)

— 6 months ago with 44923 notes