Wednesday, May 25, 2011

can't wait for this:

going to idaho for the weekend! can't wait to be surrounded by wilderness and good good good friends. photo by John Boswell

Monday, May 23, 2011

happy birthday jane kenyon

by jane Kenyon
The grasses in the field have toppled,
and in places it seems that a large, now
absent, animal must have passed the night.
The hay will right itself if the day

turns dry. I miss you steadily, painfully.
None of your blustering entrances
or exits, doors swinging wildly
on their hinges, or your huge unconscious
sighs when you read something sad,
like Henry Adam’s letters from Japan,
where he traveled after Clover died.

Everything blooming bows down in the rain:
white irises, red peonies; and the poppies
with their black and secret centers
lie shattered on the lawn.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

bah! i think we have a lot in common

Amy Sedaris's apartment is creepily similar to my dreams. Fake food/ fake turkey? Taxidermy? A lamp shade made of hair samples? Bright colors?

"Sometimes, to keep things exciting, I decorate my house as if I owned a child. I’ll toss a tiny pair of shoes in the hallway or lean small wooden crutches in what I refer to as “the baby’s room,” which is actually a tiny space where I make things. I continue to call it the baby’s room because it confuses people and it’s creepy."

Sunday, May 15, 2011

joyce carol oates on running and writing

"Running! If there's any activity happier, more exhilarating, more nourishing to the imagination, I can't think of what it might be. In running the mind flees with the body, the mysterious efflorescence of language seems to pulse in the brain, in rhythm with our feet and the swinging of our arms. Ideally, the runner-who's-a-writer is running through the land- and cityscapes of her fiction, like a ghost in a real setting." 

"Both running and writing are highly addictive activities; both are, for me, inextricably bound up with consciousness. I can't recall a time when I wasn't running, and I can't recall a time when I wasn't writing." 

From The Faith of a Writer 

Saturday, May 7, 2011

mom just got a lil "hip"per

i am excited to actually get to spend mother's day with my mom this year! she is usually busy at the shop making all the other mom's pretty flowers, but this year she is not working because she just got her hip replaced. so excited to spend the day with her!

some are coming home, some are leaving town

vintage flocked bird wreath

just for fun: bunny

p.s. this is why i am running

my sister had cancer. and then she beat it and went on to become this amazing person. last month she celebrated her fifth year of being cancer free-- a huge landmark! since my sister's recovery, she has run 2 full marathons so far! her confidence and strength is owed largely to First Descents, a camp "committed to curing young adults of the emotional effects of cancer and empowering them to regain control of their lives by experiencing outdoor adventure therapy"

on june 25th my sister and brother and i are running the Seattle Rock N Roll Half Marathon and we are raising money to help other young adults attend First Descents. i truly believe in this program as a means to empower and help young adults living with cancer. you can help out too by going to my page and donating! anything helps! even 5 dollars goes a long way!

what i did today

i am really proud of myself today! i ran like ten miles. i don't think i have ever run ten miles in my long, arduous, off and on relationship with running. i have finally found my forest gump pace, with which i feel like i can run for.ever. my feet didn't even fall asleep.