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27th-Oct-2009 08:29 pm(no subject)
pensive
I've finally learned that there's good and bad
And that a girl can do some choosing
Of that I'm glad cause this hardened [heart]
Won't take any more bruising

Yeah, and the next time I fall into another's arms
There's one thing of which I'll be certain
Yeah, you can bare the weight of another
Without considering it a burden
21st-Sep-2009 01:23 pm(no subject)
pensive
Oh, life it seems a struggle between
what we see and what we do
Well I'm not going to change my ways
just to please you or appease you

If at all God's gaze upon us falls
it's with a mischievous grin, look at him (her)

Forget about the reasons and
the treasons we are seeking
Forget about the notion that
our emotions can be swept away
Forget about being guilty
we are innocent instead
For soon we will all find our lives swept away

Eveyday things change
Basically they stay the same

You seek up an emotion
and your cup is overflowing
You seek up on emotion,
sometimes your well is dry
You seek up a big monster
for him to fight your wars for you
But when he finds his way to you, the devil's not going, "Ha ha, ha ha"






Victory in Europe Day, take 2
aka (Departures from foreign lands) a celebration to finally be home

The hazy memory that forms (the morning after) after I read your letter(s)
My name is (youth) clarity
My name is (frenzy) calm
My name is STILL belief in magic

They say I (was born from my mother pure) came to Detroit pure

I say (I was born unaware) that I moved here unaware

and each late night talk
and each long slow kiss
and each time we get caught in the rain
And with each comfortable beautiful morning after

each time I catch your eyes with mine

I become more pure.
17th-Dec-2007 10:16 am(no subject)
joyous
I want to run, I want to hide
I wanna tear down the walls that hold me inside
I want to reach out and touch the flame where the streets have no name

I wanna feel sunlight on my face
I see the dust-cloud disappear without a trace
I wanna take shelter from the poison rain where the streets have no name

The city's a flood, and our love turns to rust.
We're beaten and blown by the wind, trampled in dust.
I'll show you a place, high on a desert plain
Where the streets have no name


We're still building and burning down love, burning down love
And when I go there, I go there with you (It's all I can do)
24th-Oct-2007 11:04 am - Richard Bach, "Illusions"
bold
Perspective - Use It or Lose It. If you turned to this page, you're forgetting that what is going on around you is not reality. Think about that.

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You are led through your lifetime by the inner learning creature, the playful spiritual being that is your real self. Don't turn away from possible futures before you're certain you don't have anything to learn from them.

You're always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.

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Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.

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Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else is not only impossible, but the mark of a false messiah.

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The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in awhile, and watch your answers change.

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Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.

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The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.

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There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts.

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Imagine the universe beautiful and just and perfect.

Then be sure of one thing:
The Is has imagined it quite a bit better than you have.



The original sin is to limit the Is.


Don't.

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A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed, it feels an impulsion....this is the place to go now.
But the sky knows the reason and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons.

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You are never given a wish without being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.

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Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they're yours.

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If you will practice being fictional for a while, you will understand that fictional characters are sometimes more real than people with bodies and heartbeats.

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The world is your exercise-book, the pages on which you do your sums.
It is not reality, although you can express reality there if you wish. You are also free to write nonsense, or lies, or to tear the pages.

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Every person, all the events of your life, are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.

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The truth you speak has no past and no future. It is, and that's all it needs to be.

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You're going to die a horrible death, remember. It's all good training, and you'll enjoy it more if you keep the facts in mind.
Take your dying with some seriousness, however. Laughing on the way to your execution it not generally understood by less advanced lifeforms, and they'll call you crazy.
20th-Aug-2007 02:38 pm - random!
confident
FOUR JOBS I'VE HAD IN MY LIFE:
1. Barista at Nana's Sweet Shop
2. Salesperson at Pontiac Farmers' Market for Otis Acres greenhouse
3. Editor for Professor Yongil Jeon, a South Korean Economics Professor at CMU
4. Accountant/Legal Assistant for my Uncle Pete's law firm

FOUR PLACES I HAVE LIVED:
1. Goodrich, MI
2. Mt. Pleasant, MI
3. Astoria, Queens, NYC
4. Lansing, MI

FOUR TV SHOWS I LIKE TO WATCH:
1. The Cosby Show
2. The Wonder Years
3. The Daily Show
4. ESPN anything?!!

FOUR PLACES I'VE BEEN ON VACATION:
1. San Jose/SF/Berkeley, CA
2. The Everglades/Key West, FL
3. Porcupine Mountains, western Upper Penninsula, MI
4. Savannah, GE

FOUR OF MY FAVORITE FOODS
1. Sushi
2. Pasta
3. Chocolate
4. Brazilian porkchop/black beans/eggs

I WOULD RATHER BE RIGHT NOW:
1. with Andrew!
2. studying abroad in South Africa with Will
3. sleeping? in bed? see #1
4. kayaking any river

FOUR PLACES I WANT TO GO/SEE:
1. all of Africa
2. Brazil
3. Italy and Greece
4. The Pacific Northwest
29th-Jul-2007 01:31 pm - exploration.
silly
Today I discovered Lansing.

I biked from Saginaw and Abbott down to Harrison, then through the quaint historic neighborhoods to Michigan Avenue. There was a little old couple outside their house, obviously both avid gardeners. They were old and spunky and had made their house a flora paradise.

Then I biked down Michigan to the Capitol building, passing many cute little cafes and shops that I never knew existed. From there, I met up with a friend and biked the river trail from the Impression 5 museum all the way to MSU's campus, specifically down by the river where Andrew and I fed the ducks the Friday before he left on his trip.

Then we biked back to Impression 5 museum, discussing what could be done with the old Board of Water and Light building across from the Radisson Hotel on Michigan and Grand. On my ride back down Michigan, I cut up through the parking lot to the east behind Frandor, and saw an older woman walking through a big open meadow, on a path only apparent because of frequent use. Then I discovered quite possibly the best secret sledding hill in all of Lansing/EL.


Now that I'm home and have showered/eaten lunch, it's a chill day, full of reading and writing and missing my love.

"I want to wake up naked next to you, kissing the curve in your clavicle"



Thank you Joe for helping me discover this gem:

"She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes."
— Lord Byron
6th-Jul-2007 08:32 am - do you know the way to san jose?
bold
cleveland rocks
downtown detroit is back and is on fire
(hot town, summer in the city...)
chicago is an adventure around every turn
caseville was beautiful
portland, OR and ME are so close
boston is calling me
san jose, berkeley and SF were so welcoming
South Dakota was a dream
traverse city and alpena - i'll be there soon
oh yeah - NYC was charming as always

Lunch in Maumee tomorrow will be like magic- it's not where but who you're with that really matters

Minneapolis? Denver/Boulder? Austin/San Antonio? Savannah?

Lynchburg, VA - oh what a night


DC and Baltimore - we'll see - if not August, sometime this fall


japan and south korea, soon soon soon

south africa and brazil will warm up my winters



Andrew and I went to the Chicago/America concert a week ago at Pine Knob and it was amazing!
Tonight is the DSO and Cityfest... next weekend - pool party + Lake Michigan!

Michigan in the summer is so beautiful. Michael J's party last night was so great (and now I've lit mini-fireworks and smoked a cigar!)

Lansing in the summer has been such a release.
26th-Jun-2007 01:28 pm - one thing real
pensive
http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/talkCast.jsp?masterId=20440&cmd=tc

click on this, download episode 21 and 22 (don't just listen - it's a bit crackly if you do that), and listen to them sometime.



then you'll know what I've been up to, and what my voice sounds like on the radio - so weird!!





http://danbern.redacorn.net/lyrics/onethingreal.html

And you're the one I've chosen
And I guess you've chosen me
Let's turn off the commercials
Let's turn off the TV
How well can we get to know
Each other in an hour?
We can fight the daylight
We have that power
I'm looking for one thing real tonight




http://www.rodmckuen.com/poetry/praise.htm
15th-May-2007 12:10 pm - lost in transition
confident
Basic addition:

a long flight home from the West Coast (where I spent 3 WONDERFUL days with Bill!)

+

reaching a breaking point with my family, immediate and extended

+

wanting to be either constantly productive, a packmule, or an enforcer of contractual agreements

+

moving, unofficially, from Mt. Pleasant to Lansing

+

the defeat of Shox running away and not being able to find her


=

feeling rather lost in transition.



I start training at Harper's tomorrow. Anyone know where to get a good pair of black booty pants?

Also, CEDAM is great. Much excitement in the next few days.




I have books to read, walks to take and sunsets to enjoy.
3rd-May-2007 11:08 pm(no subject)
pensive
Tonight I had dinner with Joyce Baugh and Jill Taft-Kaufman.

It was inspirational, kooky and pure magic.



I also realized:

1. I need to finish (start?!) my two last papers.
2. Returning library books is a hard thing for me to do - I get rather attached.
3. I am increasingly excited about all the traveling that I will be doing during the next year.
4. On a similar note, I am increasingly excited about the idea that I will be able to pay for all of that traveling, PLUS start a mutual fund, PLUS apply for grad schools, PLUS apply for an internship for Jan-May (or March, if South Korea works)!!!
5. Tomorrow I need to go to Rose Arena to pick up my graduation tickets!!!


Sitting on Douglas Street in Jill's car, listening to jazz and reciting ee cummings

It simply doesn't get much better than that.

I can't think of a better way to begin the end.
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