Sunday, January 26, 2014

patti



“Yet you could feel a vibration in the air, a sense of hastening. It had started with the moon, inaccessible poem that it was. Now men had walked upon it, rubber treads on a pearl of the gods. Perhaps it was an awareness of time passing, the last summer of the decade. Sometimes I just wanted to raise my hands and stop. But stop what? Maybe just growing up.”

Patti Smith, "Just Kids"

Saturday, January 11, 2014

today is // a calm and snowy day

There is truth to the snow, the way it smooths the cracks in the earth and flattens the horizon. We had a snow day the other day, and I spent it ruining clean snowdrifts with footprints.

this polar bear encompasses all my feelings right now
I also ate a whole lot of cinnamon toast and watched this cute little movie, A Roman Holiday, with these cute little people, Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck... well not WITH them but with them.

{oh to eat gelato in Rome}

Friday, January 3, 2014

flowering tea


just add water!
flowering tea (also called blooming tea), typically imported from the Yunnan province in China, is a bundle of dried tea leaves around a flower.

It "blooms" in hot water, exposing delicate and fragrant petals.



pretty pretty pretty

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

the gloaming upon a new year

taken on a disposable camera
“The French called this time of day 'l'heure bleue.' To the English it was 'the gloaming.' The very word 'gloaming' reverberates, echoes - the gloaming, the glimmer, the glitter, the glisten, the glamour - carrying in its consonants the images of houses shuttering, gardens darkening, grass-lined rivers slipping through the shadows. During the blue nights you think the end of the day will never come. As the blue nights draw to a close (and they will, and they do) you experience an actual chill, an apprehension of illness, at the moment you first notice; the blue light is going, the days are already shortening, the summer is gone... Blue nights are the opposite of the dying of the brightness, but they are also its warning.” 
― Joan Didion

(to all, a good new year)