Category Archives: Inspiring

A New Year’s Letter From Jeannette

Listening: Lived in Bars, Cat Power I found a lavender envelope in my mailbox this afternoon. I carried it into the house, smiling. I sat down, opened it up and peaked inside. “Wait,” I thought. I set the package down, … Continue reading

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Finding Vivian Maier

So: Vivian Maier was a nanny in Chicago in the 1950s-60s. Five decades later, over 30,000 negatives have been found, revealing Ms. Maier to be one of the most talented street photographers…ever. What a secret to keep. Apparently there is … Continue reading

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For Megan Katherine

Because this morning owes you a little beauty and grace.   “No matter what night preceded it, she had never know a morning when she did not feel the rise of a quiet excitement that became a tightening energy in … Continue reading

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Night

Reading: Letters of Vincent Van Gogh, by Vincent Van Gogh Listening: Night, Zola Jesus “I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.”   (Vincent Van Gogh) Paris, Musée d’Orsay, in a room wrapped … Continue reading

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White Dresses

Reading: Selected Poems, Emily Dickinson Listening: Grow Grow Grow, PJ Harvey “She dresses wholly in white, and her mind is said to be perfectly wonderful.” (Mabel Loomis Todd on Emily Dickinson) I’m not interested in wedding dresses.   Think: haunted, … Continue reading

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The Revelator

Reading: The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro Listening: Revelator, Gillian Welch I’m a bit more than halfway through this beautiful little story, and I cannot put the book down.  The Remains of the Day is the story of a … Continue reading

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Read Poetry

“Read poetry every day of your life. Poetry is good because it flexes muscles you don’t use often enough. Poetry expands the senses and keeps them in prime condition.” ~Ray Bradbury~ woman on the street her shoes themselves would light … Continue reading

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