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you’re the f$*@ing best

In Uncategorized on July 11, 2010 at 1:53 am

A THING of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness…

– J. Keats

I’m a little obsessed with Keats right now. Just a little. It all started with my tearful viewing of Bright Star last Wednesday and here we are — with lines from Keats’ sonnet “You Say You Love” painted on my wall in Rockwood Jade interior paint.

I am ultimately stunned by one thing: his utter consumption (no pun intended) by his art. His life was poetry. Yet he was so in love with Fanny Brawne. But he didn’t ever think to occupy himself with a job that would provide her with some kind of financial stability. No, he decided to run around in the rain and catch actual consumption and then die in Italy alone. People like that – whose lives are so completely consumed with whatever they love the most – they just shock me so much.

Anyway none of that craziness turns me off from his poetry. I love it. On the one hand it’s really deep stuff — it’s very brilliant, he was a smart guy — but on the other it’s very honest, which I like. The poem I so tritely painted on my wall ends like this:

“O breathe a word or two of fire!
Smile, as if those words should burn be,
Squeeze as lovers should – O kiss
And in thy heart inurn me!
O love me truly!”

Delightful ?

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bienvenue a ma vie

In Uncategorized on December 31, 2009 at 4:35 am

I feel like I love this picture so desperately, but I have no idea how it came out this good. Like, seriously. It looks like miniatures, but really, those deer are life-sized. Yes. If only I could figure out how to reproduce this.

how does that humiliation taste?

In Drivel, Uncategorized on December 30, 2009 at 6:34 pm

afternoon in the fields.

Thoughts:

1. I need a shower

2. Why do I love The Nanny so much?

3. I’m starting to get that theatre itch–the itch that comes along every spring and makes me do anything to be in a production again. I might even do Charlotte’s Web if I have to.

4. What shall I do to begin my 2010: Year of Not Eating?

5. One of the things I miss most about being home home is being able to listen to hi-def music whenever I want. Here it messes with my Nana’s hearing aids.