I took my morning walk. I took my evening walk. I ate something. I thought about something. I wrote, I napped, I dreamt about something too. And with all that something, I still have nothing because so much of sum thing has always been and always will be you. I love you.
The day after Christmas always makes me melancholy. The glitter of Christmas has gone and life seems a little well…flat and ordinary again. This year I am determined to hold onto the magic all year long.
Red and white tulips were a more unusual choice than poinsettias and gave such a festive air to the house.
Homemade chocolate mousse for dessert was delicious and a nice light choice after such a huge meal! Shall I share my recipe in another post?
My mom’s favorite nativity set. Unfortunately, one of the magi is missing a hand!
I hope you all have a wonderful “Day After.” I am drinking copious amounts of tea, playing with my new ipad- any apps I need?!!-, and contemplating picking up Anna Karenina. Have a blessed day.
Our love is not the love of the sun, of the midday hour. It is not the love of lunch dates and coffee shops.
It is the love of midnight walks, of whiskey and smoke. Of desert bonfires and shared cigarettes.
Each day the night falls and I hear those ancient echoes of dirty jokes and sacred secrets.
I feel the glow of the street lamps. I see that summer moon that was our only witness.
The fragile luminosity disappeared with the first rays of the sun. It was fractured by the high noon.
And though I have dreaded the dawn, I stand straight.
And I stand alone.
“My business is to enjoy and have fun. And why not, if in the end everything will end right?”
“After they see me, when their mothers are feeding them all that cashmere sweater and girdle- maybe they’ll have a second thought- that they can be themselves and win.”
Is it too early to start Christmas shopping?
This is definitely on my own wishlist.
I am just finishing up The GoldFinch by Donna Tartt. It is incredible.
What are you reading?
you’re welcome ladies 😉
I was laid off from my job yesterday. It’s a bit scary but also quite a blessing as it really wasn’t a good fit for me. I am a very sensitive person and being in a toxic environment day to day was truly a strain on my happiness.
I have spent my day job hunting, studying for an exam, and took a lovely lunch hour yoga class. As I was leaving I decided to take a peek into the raw food cafe downstairs and was so pleasantly surprised. I had an amazing fresh smoothie with blue berries and chia seeds. As I was checking out, the woman employee apologized for not being able to speak to me sooner (as she was with a different client) because she wants to give me love!! She was smiling and laughing and it was just the sweetest thing. The kindness of strangers can really turn a whole day around.
Has a kind stranger ever made your day?