Wednesday, February 28, 2007

self-portrait of a porcupine

looks like this'll be in a grassroots gallery in Vibe Cafe in Trenton by Saturday...

started last night

The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway

for Lent

As seen in Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

belated valentine's day reads

"Stop acting like a much-wronged primadonna and come down to earth, kid."

"Take a good look at the floor these next few months Darling because you will be seeing a lot of the ceiling when I come home."



and this book:

"...I composed a beautiful letter to you in the sleepless nightmare hours of the night and it has all gone: I just miss you, in a quite simple desperate human way. You, with all your undumb letters, would never write so elementary a phrase as that; perhaps you wouldn't even feel it. And yet I believe you'll be sensible of a little gap. But you'd clothe it in so exquisite a phrase that it would lose a little of its reality. Whereas with me it is quite stark: I miss you even more than I could have believed; and I was prepared to miss you a good deal. So this letter is really just a squeal of pain. It is incredible how essential to me you have become. I suppose you are accustomed to people saying these things. Damn you, spoilt creature; I shan't make you love me any more by giving myself away like this--but oh my dear, I can't be clever and stand-offish with you: I love you too much for that. Too truly. You have no idea how stand-offish I can be with people I don't love. I have brought it to a fine art. But you have broken down my defenses. And I don't really resent it."

finally gave in...

After having this book recommended to me by several friends, I eventually read it when Lauren forced it into my hands last week. It only took me three days. And yet...there are just so many books to read--why bother with science fiction?

Friday, February 2, 2007

You are Miss Elizabeth Bennet

As one of Austen's most beloved characters, Elizabeth Bennet represents what most women would like to become: strong, independent, and loyal. Of course, she has her faults including a stubborn will of iron and a clinging to first impressions. Overall, Lizzie is bright and lovable...something to admire and aspire to.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

if i love You
(thickness means
worlds inhabited by roamingly
stern bright faeries

if you love
me) distance is mind carefully
luminous with innumerable gnomes
Of complete dream

if we love each (shyly)
other, what clouds do or Silently
Flowers resembles beauty
less than our breathing

e.e. cummings