Saturday, September 13, 2014

Creature Comforts

The sweet taste of chocolate chips melting in my mouth, the warmth of apple mint tea heating my tounge, the soft fur of Princess Dragon as she purrs and wheezes on my lap, and the soreness of shoulders nicely worked, all these things I am grateful for.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Good memories

I wrote these posts but never published them. This dark and rainy day they make me smile.

"Hortus Palatinus, the landscape architecture history project I am working on was a garden commissioned by a man who was made King of Bohemia. There was a King of Bohemia :)"

"I found a loonie hidden in the corner by my seat on the bus today."

"Basmati licked my eye and my cheek (twice!) in the morning.
  Some guy at the bar made a Harry Potter/quiddich reference.
  Listening to Just the Two of Us by Bill Withers.
  The pleasant glow of being sore.
  Jacki and Ryuu sharing and sleeping in a chair together."

"i'm at a bar where i know the majority of songs. i may never leave."

If thoughts cost a penny I could buy twenty

I forgot how much fun it is to run in running shoes; instead of the loud flat slap of flip flops, there's the silent spring that lends tiggerish bounce that inspires me to run forever (or at least as far as the bus).

I found two dimes gleaming on the concrete. That must be a good omen for something.

Thursday, May 8, 2014


Tipalo Honey

Playing soul music in my kitchen while cooking, cleaning, and doing minor repairs is lovely place to add on to a classic pattern that people have walked for many generations. It makes me feel like "god's in his heaven, all's right with the world."

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

wildly beautiful

I heard a loon call early this morning. It's the sound of cottages and campfires and mist on small silent lakes. I snapped my eyes up and saw two of them flying overhead.

I looked at the subway tracks with fresh eyes today. How many trees lying in the gravel, each cut to the same length, each stained the same colour, with a line of shining steel stretching into the distance. So precise. So much work so little noticed and often used.