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Love is a temporary madness…

"…it erupts like a volcano and then it subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.

Because that is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion…it is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every cranny of your body…that is just being in love, which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.

Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew toward each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.”

~from “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” by Louis de Bernières



Summer.

Envelope me in your wispy sunbeams and acoustic melodies.
Paint my eyes in your pale flaxen tints.
Sweep me off my winter boots and into the rolling sea.
Oh summer, won’t you return?

Languid dips in warm rain puddles.
Everlasting sun time crisscrossing tanned skin. 
Prickling beads of sweat rolling down, down, down, down. 
Oh summer, won’t you return?

Hanging slipshod hammocks and donning lopside sunhats.
Toasting fruity haze-inducing swill.
Mapping fleeting constellations of firefly bulbs.
Oh summer, won’t you return?



Most surprisingly, my kitty was very, very curious about all this cold, white fluff falling from the sky and was content to sniff the air from our doorway.

Most surprisingly, my kitty was very, very curious about all this cold, white fluff falling from the sky and was content to sniff the air from our doorway.









A vintage Scarlett Johansson stars in Bob Dylan’s 8mm video for “When the Deal Goes Down.” Gorgeous!



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i’ll admit to falling in love multiple times a day. with things i see scribbled on walls during my daily public transit route. with eldery ladies in fur coats and clip-on earrings who wear wigs and still do their makeup in the manner of a 1950s pinup doll. with clever packaging and bits of debris that dance in the wind. with unfortunate-looking puppy dogs with sad eyes and the imprint that shoes make in wet grass. one would argue that falling in love with everything makes it less special, but they’ve got it all wrong. it just makes, for one brief moment, something fleeting and insignificant, blindingly beautiful and worthwhile.

…and aren’t we all but a flash?

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under the el in chicago

under the el in chicago



Grilled Hickory Smoked Gouda & Honey Crisp Apple Sandwich

Grilled Hickory Smoked Gouda & Honey Crisp Apple Sandwich



Christmaseytime


We have the Eiffel Tower & the Empire State Building nestled among our ornaments.


Monty’s discovered his holiday hiding spot…



added a new vintage hat to my collection…

added a new vintage hat to my collection…