The White Darkness

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.

But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate

To know that for destruction ice

Is also great
And would suffice.

Robert Frost

it glowed behind the librarian
she paused during checkout to retrieve it

i am one of those people
i'll buy a film, book, album based on a cover
that blazing white
alluring gold seal
it's the perfect size
the perfect font spacing
it's a pleasure to be seen with

often as not this approach is misleading
but sometimes...

i loved this book

it has some modern crass moments
but most of it is sharp and vivid
the author is wellread; a wordsmith
she's not apologizing for anything
her characters are real
you hear unwritten words

can't go wrong with an opening quote such as this


"there's a sweet bird calling..."

High on a hill,
And way up yonder,
All come together,
Are you in or are you out,
The eleventh day was hell,
But the heart grows stronger,
All come together,
And be in no doubt.

song of now:
♫ high on a hill: Kate Rusby ♫
with Chris Thile



(click on iphone collage to enlarge)

the day i turned 23
we went to the park
caught tadpoles
waded upstream
got sunburned

it was epic


last weekend

went down south to visit my favouritist almost-family

wore this at the Urban Outfitters
(which i was overly ecstatic about)

sun night we reverently did this

i held this bit of adorableness

drove home with the windows down
while listening to children's book on tape

hurrah for blessings tangible


just now...

cured the urge to own feathers
brought on by
this childhood movie

(this is my official turning-23-next-week portrait)
.sarcasm intended.

song to hear
I was born to laugh
I learned to laugh through my tears
I was born to love
I'm gonna learn to love without fear

~Over the Rhine

film to watch
if cinematography moves you to tears
as it does me

book to read
drowning in the sequel
dreading the night-lighted last pages


it's a girl...

emily took me to the opera this weekend
my text read:

"I'm wearing the most amazingly horrific outfit tonight.
I'm so excited.
Thanks for being my date!"

looks rather tame in the photo...
but it's a mass of lace and a heck of a bow

dress: vintage Victor Costa



i think i'd like to feel an elephant heartbeat
some day



Steadfast love, like gravity,
keeps stars in place.
Enduring love's hilarity
burns bright with grace.


Main Entry: hi·lar·i·ty
Function: noun
Date: 15th century
: boisterous merriment or laughter


Main Entry: bois·ter·ous
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English boistous crude, clumsy
Date: 14th century
:durable, strong, massive
:noisily turbulent, rowdy
:marked by exuberance and high spirits
:stormy, tumultuous

as in...
"He's not a tame lion"

seems as if i should be grasping this by now.

neither Papa or i can sleep.
i made matching cups of tea.
there's a bird outside who's song is marked by exuberance.
he seems not deterred by the dark or questions.
he seems expectant and free of care.
all few ounces of his lungs.
i'm rather sure i have more lung to wield in worship.



if water can bore through stone with enough time;
surely truth can erode fear within

If and that we grow apart
Earth's orbit shakes.
With the rending of one heart
All heaven breaks.

Steadfast love, like gravity,
keeps stars in place.
Enduring love's hilarity
burns bright with grace.

If and that our love is pain,
so does love grow,
that Love's bewildering reign
earth's hearts may know.

Madeleine L'Engle