the dryness and the rain

after completing messes of men, the first part of my photography project inspired by mewithoutYou’s brother, sister, cranking the second part out was surprisingly easy. as part of this shoot i learned about betta fish and discovered just how many things cockle burrs can latch onto. [and how cold 40-degree weather can be — thanks…

Read More

brother, sister

about two years ago, with an “oh yeah just watch me” attitude, i listened to mewithoutYou‘s album brother, sister. it’s raw and honest, bitter and beautiful, dark and blinding, sharp and sweet. it was “not quite my type of thing,” so i promptly fell in love with it. it tells a story, a sulking to…

Read More

annunciation

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary.  And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one,the Lord is with you!”  But she was greatly troubled at the saying,…

Read More

“just wanna make your telephone ring”

i’m not much on talking on the telephone. i usually don’t call people “just because.” one of my friends occasionally calls or texts me just to tell me she’s thinking of me. that gives me the warm fuzzies. maybe i should do that more often. anyway. sometimes it is just time for something ridiculously cute.…

Read More

whimsy in the afternoon

once upon a time there was a family called whimsy. they were a most irregular bunch, being possessed of a certain delightful unpredictability which generous souls chalked up to harmless mischief, but which more suspicious minds regarded as the first signs of dangerous insanity. there were four of them: roberta, the eldest child, of a…

Read More

in the crossroads

the young poet caterwauled to acoustic guitar slamming out chords with brown hair in his eyes white shirt and skinny jeans and espresso foam art true love in a 16 oz. coffee cup he smoked scented cigarettes for hours on end the portable organ reverbed through the cold europe crept out of hiding one evening a month artists…

Read More