31 December 2009


Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.


26 December 2009


the beautiful world.

25 December 2009


merry christmas
love and peace and joy to all

22 December 2009

10 December 2009


everyday things...

05 December 2009

04 December 2009


this really is


beautiful city.

02 December 2009


full moon, streetlight, train

01 December 2009


i was recently blown away by this artist, final fantasy, in performance, opening for the equally amazing mountain goats.
i was reminded of how incredible and powerful a great live music show can be.
it can completely fill up your senses and inspire and stir up so many emotions and ideas.
i'm going to do this much more often!

27 November 2009


thanksgiving weekend...a very nice, slow time to rest and rejuvenate.
it's been lovely so far and
many more good things to come...

i've been dreaming a lot, worrying less than usual, wondering what the new year will bring.
life is full of surprise and delight and a thousand little marvels.
i'm taking the clouds away from my eyes.

22 November 2009


a few years ago i started a little mantra practice to guide
my breath and keep me connected during yoga classes.
inhale one word,
exhale the next word.
for all this time i have had just two sets of these words
and they have guided me well.
but this morning, on the mat, another one just bloomed inside.
and now there are three.


i am happy today.
here is a little captured vision of home...

15 November 2009


a november afternoon in short sleeves.
cross-country airplane tickets purchased.
a boy with a tiny journal peeking out of his jeans.
puddles and puddles of yellow leaves.
dancing that swept up my heart and holds it aloft still.
possibility and inspiration...
swimming (finally) to the surface of my thoughts.


coming out of a bit of a slump

noticing that life is quite beautiful, all around me

realizing that i have a whole lot to be grateful for

excited for things to come

i am learning every day

01 November 2009

29 October 2009


feeling a bit blue these days
the days just fly on by
a week, a month, six months
have passed
and my loneliness is enhanced
by the cold that is seeping into our days and nights
i honestly don't know if i can be happy here
work is all i've got
and, luckily, it is incredible work that i love love love
but i fear it cannot sustain me completely
i need to dance
i need to laugh
i need to love

"When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely,
it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone."
----Tennessee Williams

19 October 2009


it's the little things...

that catch my eye.

18 October 2009


sitting in my cozy warm apartment and watching the first snow falling outside.

perhaps i will not feel so poetic about the weather in a few months, but today i find it absolutely magical and beautiful and perfect.

in a couple hours i'll be out in it with some wonderful friends.
can't wait to smile in the cold and feel soft snowflakes all over my cheeks.

17 October 2009


twenty years ago today there was a really big earthquake in my hometown.
it was a terrifying experience that i won't ever forget.
i learned fast.

how fifteen seconds can feel like forever.

how the things you are sure won't ever fall down sometimes do fall down.

how impossibly delicate this life is.

12 October 2009


a visit to the arnold arboretum this weekend

it was a lovely october day

something about being in the trees

feels a lot like home

11 October 2009


i sure am going to miss the farmers market this winter.

05 October 2009


Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

-- Robert Frost

autumn is so beautiful
such a sweet time for renewal, harvest, letting go
i'm going to try to stretch out these days
carry this feeling
over and through the cold, cold months that i know
will soon be here
until then...
enjoying every moment of gold

29 September 2009


As it has been said
Love and a cough cannot be concealed
Even a small cough
Even a small love"
Anne Sexton

28 September 2009


things scatter
and open and break and soften
love is messy and beautiful
and sometimes
so, so sad

15 September 2009


new york city.
there is no place like this.
it is a living, breathing, humming, heart-beating-fast creature.
it is filled to the brim with people, art, energy, passion.
it is beautiful and inspiring and incomparable.
i love it and i miss it every day.

14 September 2009


already dreaming
of leaving

07 September 2009


today i fell a little in love with this city i live in.
walking without destination.
discovering so many beautiful little details.
there is nothing like a long, long, quiet walk to make you know a place.
and to fill you with a sweet balance of memories and dreams.
sadness and hope.
sometimes being alone is really okay.

04 September 2009


treasured west coast moments...