Monday, January 23, 2012


Ginger and Ann

A.E. Loveridge

After Rexroth

A lowly bureaucrat, which she is, toiling

for a government clogged by procedure

and process, which she is, living in a city, which she does,

in a small house full of ghosts, which she does,

by a river, which does flow nearby,

and waiting, like she does, for one who loves another,

which she is, who will send a message, which he won't,

or perhaps for the wind to carry one perfect blossom

into her lap while she waits by the river

for the one who will not send for her,

Which it does.

Monday, January 16, 2012



“To die for lack of love is horrible. The asphyxia of the soul.”

“To love another person is to see the face of God.”

-Victor Hugo


Vintage Dior

― Charles Baudelaire, Les Fleurs du Mal

“I know that pain is the one nobility / upon which Hell itself cannot encroach”

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ginger and Gina

Beggars And Kings by W. S. Merwin

"In the evening
all the hours that weren't used
are emptied out
and the beggars are waiting to gather them up
to open them
to find the sun in each one
and teach it its beggar's name
and sing to it It is well
through the night

but each of us
has his own kingdom of pains
and has not yet found them all
and is sailing in search of them day and night
infallible undisputed unresting
filled with a dumb use
and its time
like a finger in a world without hands."

I wish I could do this to every door I encounter.


Oh, my Peter

Happy birthday to me! YAY!

Happy New Year! (I'm late, I know.)

From Kia, Matthew, Liz, the unborn and I!

Goodness, I love Lucy

Merwin, forever, for always

Compliments of Kari

I found something wonderful in Kalamazoo, MI

R. Browning

Half-Price Books discoveries

Tori Amos at the Chicago Theater

I cried through the entire show.