Friday, August 14, 2009

i'm finishing up the brother's k and this one is a real gem that i just came upon.  thought i ought to share:

"he said there are two ways for a hitter to get the pitch he wants.  the simplest way is not to want any pitch in particular.  but the best way, he said--which sounds almost the same, but is really very different--is to want the very pitch you're gonna get.  including the one you can handle.  but also the one that's gonna strike you out looking.  and even the one that's maybe gonna bounce off your head."   - david james (i'm going to meet him soon) duncan 

now listen to this one more thing:
"dismiss whatever insults your own soul and your very flesh shall be a great poem, and have the richest fluency, not only in its words, but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes, and in every moment and joint in your body." - walt whitman

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

the tooth fairy came and she brought a dollar!

the girl at the pool today sat down right beside me
silently for a moment but then:
"would you like me to let you see the hole in my mouth one more time?"
"yes.  i would love that."

Saturday, May 30, 2009

what if you could slow down time enough to embroider the sunset?
that would probably be marvelous.

Friday, May 29, 2009

this is very nice of course

"I said, I want to tell you something. She said, you can tell me tomorrow. I had never told her how much I loved her. She was my sister. We slept in the same bed. There was never a right time to say it. It was always unnecessary. I thought about waking her. But it was unnecessary. There would be other nights. And how can you say I love you to someone you love? I rolled onto my side and fell asleep next to her. Here is the point of everything I have been trying to tell you, Oskar. It's always necessary. I love you."  j.s. foer

Monday, May 25, 2009

the headstone at the cemetery today said:
"she made the world more beautiful."

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

two things

1) i like this guy very very much
2) these ladies are very beautiful.  and i intend to see them someday wherever they are but especially if i can find them in vietnam.  because that's where i want to go the very most of all at this moment in time.

Friday, May 15, 2009

these things are good in my life right now

1. a house full of treasures to fulfill my creative endeavors
2. the way my dog tilts his head at me and lifts up his ears like he has a question
3. kind words
4. daily walks with my mother
5. playing catch during outdoor fun time with seth
6. breezes through open windows
7. throwing things away, giving things away, and nice boxes in which to keep the rest
8. making do with what i have
9. mowing the lawn for my father
10. promises to write letters
11. trees are dancing in narnia right now
12. new beginnings of days
13. sitting by a little stream and listening
14. having time.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

i finished my dress!

and i am quite happy with it.
but it took much longer than it should have
and i had to take out way more seams than i should have had to
reading patterns can be a bitch.

speaking of making dresses
this is one of the nicest things sam beam has ever sang:
"love is a dress you made long to hide your knees."

Friday, May 8, 2009

good for what ails you

sitting in the sun
cures every upset bone in my body.

also.  look what my friend kelly found in spain.  little children on a rope wearing matching jackets and smelling flowers.  i can't get over how much i like this.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

i'm going to raise my children in a tree house.
i am literally going to raise my children in a tree house.

i promise.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

this summer oh nine

(don't be mad if you don't do this all)

let's go fly a kite
fish for fishes and throw them back too
make a fort
make a wailing wall
beach, bonfire, grill out, repeat
find a church
take pretty pictures
sleepovers in the sand

Saturday, March 28, 2009

i dreamt i was in a van and the kangaroo came up next to my window.
and he put his hand against the window and i put my hand up against the window
and then i put my hand outside the window vent and he held it.
it was nice.  it was cute.  it was not scary.

Friday, March 27, 2009

one time in kindergarten

i said "mom, why is the sky blue?"
she said "because god made it that way"
i said "why did she do that?"

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

today i wondered:

she sings, she grows, she dances, she soars

what would it look like if we wore our butterflies and birds on our sleeves?
the first thing i thought when i woke up this morning was:
if i had overalls today would be the day to wear them

then this:
wow that sky does not suck.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

my sister

she said

i think you are the bee's knees
the cat's pajamas
the cat's meow
funny how cats get so many of those

i love you to pieces
but more as a whole.

Monday, February 9, 2009

at church the pastor prayed and he said "thank you God for giving us a world filled with truth and beauty" and the little boy next to me said "BEAUTY!" and it was wonderful.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

some definitions

sundays are for taking life-giving walks, especially the sunny ones.
trees are to give and to grow and to make you feel little.
winter sun is to remind you that spring will come again this year.
spring is for warmness and playing catch and jubilees.

sunday walks and trees and winter sun and hints of spring are to make a heart glad.

Friday, January 30, 2009

pretty pretty pretty

-"i just think the idea of wild horses is so pretty."
-"i think it is pretty when you say things like that."

kitties puppies and other nice things

i dreamt i played with a kitty all night and i woke up so happy.
the more i think about it the more i think it might have been a baby.
i carried him around everywhere i went. i woke up so happy.

these are the dreams that i wake up so happy about every time they happen:
a baby that i carry with me everywhere all night
a kitty that i carry with me everywhere all night
a puppy that i carry with me everywhere all night