Love is…bus rides & Fever Ray albums on repeat

“Poetry is the liquid voice that can wear through stone.” -Adrienne Rich sunrises over farmer's fields with Ohbijou pouring out the car's speakers warm sun on my face in the middle of winter the artistic perspective of powerlines staring at the bare trees blurring-by outside dirty bus windows sumac along the highway abandoned buildings and … Continue reading Love is…bus rides & Fever Ray albums on repeat

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Love is…lazy afternoons & whole-body-smiling (The Cozy Edition)

“A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.” -Robert Frost lemon meringue pie movie marathons with good friends & red wine living room dance parties (dancing my face off with people I love to Girl Talk and 90’s pop songs) electric blankets and heating pads blankets … Continue reading Love is…lazy afternoons & whole-body-smiling (The Cozy Edition)

Jeanette Winterson & Newfoundland Adventures Part One

Creativity is when two seemingly separate and distant things can be merged together to make something meaningful. Last summer, we went on a wonderous adventure, traveling around Newfoundland - a rented car packed high with cheap supermarket food, camping gear, clothing for all seasons (the mighty Atlantic plays unpredictable tricks!), and hearts full of spontaneity. … Continue reading Jeanette Winterson & Newfoundland Adventures Part One

Love is….a whole lot of uninhibited, gushing out laughter

"we stretched out side by side on the bed and began. By pretending, of course. Forced laughter. Laughable laughter. Laughter so laughable that it made us laugh. Then it came, real laughter, total laughter, taking us into its immense tide. Bursts of repeated, rushing, unleashed laughter, magnificent laughter, sumptuous and mad...And we laugh our laughter … Continue reading Love is….a whole lot of uninhibited, gushing out laughter

Love is…mindfulness & dancing in the back seat

sometimes I'm too lost in my own thoughts to be fully awake to it, sometimes I'm too self-conscious to fully participate in it, sometimes my unrealistic expectations prevent me from fully adapting to it, sometimes I'm too deeply & desperately clutching to a sense of control to fully let myself go in the presence of … Continue reading Love is…mindfulness & dancing in the back seat

Love is…positive politics & pizza parties

friends and others coming together in community (mourning, sharing, crying, telling stories, sharing experiences, laughing) seeing friends who generally live so far away long distance calls from Bali sharing guacamole at the Only cafe being more and more in love everyday watching movies under blankets...with bags of potato chips people laughing in the kitchen people … Continue reading Love is…positive politics & pizza parties

banjos & beer, forests & friends

A new direction.... Once you get out of the habit of updating regularly, it becomes really easy to completely lose momentum and motivation. Schedules become busy, focus is elsewhere, time is used up on other things and space is limited. I think in celebration of trying to learn to keep things simple, I will be … Continue reading banjos & beer, forests & friends