Category Archives: Living

Bonjour, 2011.

Listening: New Year’s Prayer, Jeff Buckley “Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not … Continue reading

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This Morning, in my Garden

Listening: Sprout and the Bean, Joanna Newsom The rain has come and gone. Le deluge, in my garden. Now the sun is out, and the water is growing my little plants into giants. Images via Jamie Bird.

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Listening: I Dream a Highway, Gillian Welch Happy Holidays.  I hope it has been lovely for you, wherever you’ve been. I went home. Santa was very good to me, and my mama’s dinners were too. I’ll tell you all about … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings

This morning I awoke to the soft drip-drop of rain, falling sweetly outside my window.  I reluctantly rolled myself out of my cozy bed, got dressed, washed my face, brushed my teeth, enjoyed a quick cup of tea, then headed … Continue reading

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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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Extraordinary Machine

It’s a Fiona Apple kind of day. “I went crazy again today, looking for a strand to climb. looking for a little hope.” Could anything serve as a better cure for a bummer day than Fiona PLUS Zach Galifianakis?! “I’ll … Continue reading

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Nostalgia: Melancholy and the Infinite Sadness

I was thirteen the first time I heard The Smashing Pumpkins. I used to lay on the floor or my bedroom, headphones on, listening to the radio, and hit “record” any time a good song would come on. It was … Continue reading

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