Cupped hands are full of blood we never drew
Ishmael was the wrong one before he ever took breath, Continue reading “children of guilt”
“Beware of the nuthatches,” my roommate says seriously.
“But there’s only three,” she adds, reassuringly. “This is a nuthatch behind me.” Apparently one of the museum-quality oil paintings hanging over her bed, all painted herself, has been one of this deceitful and alarming race of nuthatches the entire time.
Continue reading “Beware the Nuthatches”
Things in College I Expected Correctly:
Continue reading “The bookwyrm is IN”
Next Tuesday I’m going to pack up all my things, drive across town to unpack them into a tiny dorm room and meet the person I’ll share said tiny room with for the next year, spent a couple days in training, and then walk off into the wilderness.
Continue reading “Let’s walk away into the woods”
Introducing… the teacup rose dragons!
Continue reading “Teacup Rose Dragons”
Hey, quick question: what do you do when you want to fly so badly it aches in your chest Continue reading “”
I firmly and truly believe that practice makes perfect.
I am also horribly, horribly bad at practicing anything. Ever.
It has to be fun while I’m doing it, or the lizard brain says “um, no” and turns off all concentration. It’s a very unobtrusive button, and I usually don’t notice until I look up from my book and suddenly realize it’s three hours and four hundred pages later and what happened to music practice today?
Continue reading “Progress update on brush lettering”
4th of July is a Big Day here where I am, although I’m convinced it’s less patriotism and more partying + licensed pyromania!
I got off work just in time to go watch the parade, and the Independence Day parade is not something to be taken lightly.
Continue reading “Happy 4th of July!”
an undefinitive guide
1. Start reading before you are old enough to Think. Start reading while your mind is so unformed it’s not quite all the way human yet. Start reading before you understand the world around you, and never stop.
(Age is optional. You can always abandon the notion that you know how the world works, and go back to the first step. We are all becoming more and more human, step by hard step.)
Continue reading “How to Become a Bookwyrm”
The pictures + explanations part of this post has been all drafted and sitting around for days now, while I tried to figure out something clever, or moving, or funny, to preface it with. Something about anniversaries, or marriage, or parents.
Everything came out too dramatic, or too silly, or just… not right. So here’s the simple, straight forward version of what I’ve been trying and trying to say.
Continue reading “Parents’ Anniversary & Watercolors”