"To write something, you have to risk making a fool of yourself." - Anne Rice

Monday, February 27, 2012

monday morsel

"Well, now
If little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you
Little by little
If suddenly you forget me
Do not look for me
For I shall already have forgotten you

If you think it long and mad the wind of banners that passes through my life
And you decide to leave me at the shore of the heart where I have roots
That on that day, at that hour, I shall lift my arms
And my roots will set off to seek another land"

- Pablo Neruda

Monday, February 20, 2012

monday morsel

"Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other."
- John Steinbeck

Monday, February 13, 2012

monday morsel

"One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too."
 - Friedrich Nietzsche

Sunday, February 12, 2012

postsecret sunday

i laughed so hard at this - sounds like something i would have done!

(from postsecret)

Monday, December 5, 2011

monday morsel

" ... becoming 40 was wonderful. Being in your forties — any woman who isn't there yet, I just have to say to you: Euphoria is coming to you. You begin to become a classic car. And I like being a classic car. You're slower than the new cars; that’s fine. You have something that new cars don't have, and that is the experience of being a classic car. And you might have dents and all that stuff and the fender falling off, but that's okay. That's part of it."

-Tori Amos (from this interview)

i'm closer to 30 than i am to 40, but this makes me feel better about what's ahead

Sunday, November 13, 2011

postsecret sunday

(from postsecret)
that's just it, though - they only seem to come naturally. make up takes a lot of time & a lot of work. i'm not really into the whole girly make up thing. i like being able to put on eyeliner, mascara & lip gloss in five minutes & be done with it. once a month i'll throw on some fancy eyeshadow & get impressed with myself. red lip gloss is amazing though.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

-not- postsecret sunday

if there's anything better than postsecret sunday it's gotta be tori related. and holy spaceballs, batman - IT IS. this tumblr has been up for a month & i just now found it. i feel so behind the tori-times

(from tori amos confessions)
i've just spent the last half hour looking through the confessions, and feeling as though so many of them could have come from my own hand.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
1 in 3 families are affected by domestic violence. Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors — physical, sexual, psychological, and economic coercion — used by one intimate partner against another (adult or adolescent) to gain, maintain, or regain power and control in the relationship. Batterers use of a range of tactics to frighten, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, often injure, and sometimes kill a current or former intimate partner.

If you are in danger, please call 911, your local hotline, or (in the U.S.) the National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233 or TTY (800) 787-3224.

thank you to miss vinyl ahoy for organizing this for us, and for the work she does for those who are affected by domestic violence.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

postsecret sunday

we're kinda back! i've had lots of stuff happening - an out of state wedding, and an oktoberfest in town which took up all of last weekend. i stayed up late & worked until 2am last night - and not on fun art work, but on real 'work' work.

anyways - have some postsecret!

i have to hold on to this one & hope that there are lots of people out there that agree with this, and that i'll soon agree as well - after turning thirty, i'm noticing more lines in my face & feeling more self conscious than i was in my twenties. my lines are laugh/smile lines, and i try to keep reminding myself that they exist for good reasons
i am SO glad frank put this first on today's listings. it made me all sorts of teary eyed - i love little old grandmothers. plus, i've been seriously considering donating my body to science for a few years now, and ... well, it would be nice to hope that people would treat me with respect. not make mustaches with my intestines or something ridiculous like that. although now that i think about it, that IS kinda funny. gut-stache. HA

Sunday, September 25, 2011

postsecret sunday

i cheated and looked at postsecrets on saturday, but i'm blogging about it on sunday. that's fair, right?

this one's interesting - i think about how dualistic it is. it's vague to me, but i know that for the person who sent it in, it's specific - bullying or someone's suicide or a breakup.
(from postsecret)
sometimes i wonder why frank names the images the way he does. this one he named "alone" - i would have imagined it would have been something like "silence" or "unspoken" or something

also, where the crap are these people? a park? school? a plaza, randomly walking around? is it old, or did they age it on purpose? SO MANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

this has turned into a music blog

the beauty of this blog is that it evolves and changes. like seasons. tori themed for a month, general music, maybe food - postsecrets and quotes and all sorts of randomness.

for some reason, i have just now discovered 8tracks.com - what took so long!? i have no idea, but i'm hooked now. the first one i found (from random blog reading) was a dubstep playlist, and then i clicked around a few times and found THIS!!

this mixtape playlist has luscious jackson, letters to cleo, hole, tracy bonham ... takes me back to being seventeen in my room, picking the nail polish off of my nails, writing letters to my out of town boyfriend, being angst filled and wondering when the world would "get" me. the world and i are still at odds, but at least the music is still available. come wander down memory lane with me, if you'd like!

have you found a mix-tape, or playlist, website that you could spend all day on? did you make mix-tapes when you were younger - and have you graduated to mix-cd's or transferable playlists?

did you watch my so called life? JORDAN CATALANO zomg   >.<   i wanted to be rayanne so badly. and holy crap it's on hulu ... i'll have to ration it out, i've got stuff that i have to get done this weekend

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

tori song meme: 30

final day!

Day 30: A song you want to dedicate to somebody
never seen blue - where the razor's been, indeed

also, carry. i love this song. so. amazingly. much.
"you will not ever be forgotten by me
in the procession of the mighty stars
your name is sung and tattooed now on my heart
here i will carry, carry, carry you forever"

happy night of hunters release date!!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

monday morsel

Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Sunday, September 18, 2011

tori amos song meme: 28 & 29

Day 28: Your most played song ever
cooling - this is probably the tenth time i've talked about this song on the blog, it's that much my favorite. i even have a whole youtube playlist with nothing but cooling. something like 20 live performances of it.

Day 29: Your current obsession song
cloud on my tongue - i know i already posted this as a favourite, but that was early on. here's a different version with some improv at the beginning
"you're already in there - i'll be wearing your tattoo ...

postsecret sunday

it's been a while since i've done this, eh? i've been up to my eyeballs in art projects, which makes me happy! but i've got a couple of free moments now.

(from postsecret)
this handwriting looks like a hybrid of mine & heather's - we both have been reading up on buddhism, and - as usual - this hit me at the necessary time to get a strong reaction. i both hate and love this postcard. we struggle to be individuals, but we want not feel alone, to connect. having your pain lessened is both a hideous and glorious thing. realizing that "this too shall pass" is terrifying and reassuring. suffering - awareness of suffering - moving away from suffering - then what?

then what?