Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

Sleeping in the Forest, Mary Oliver

I thought the earth
remembered me, she
took me back so tenderly, arranging
her dark skirts, her pockets
full of lichens and seeds.  I slept
as never before, a stone
on the riverbed, nothing
between me and the white fire of the stars
but my thoughts, and they floated
light as moths among the branches
of the perfect trees.  All night
I heard the small kingdoms breathing
around me, the insects, and the birds
who do their work in the darkness.  All night
I rose and fell, as if in water, grappling
with a luminous doom.  By morning,
I had vanished at least a dozen times
into something better.

this little beauty is number two on my list of poetry to memorize.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


She is just the coolest knitter ever, don't you think?   I hope I look half as cool as her while I'm knitting.  But I'm doubtful...

via the sartorialist

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


BKFST, my new favorite blog, is just that: really pretty photographs of really delicious looking breakfasts.  Excellent.   

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Just in case...

It's very unlikely, I know, but just in case you haven't heard, I wanted to let you know that this show is AMAZING.  Seriously. 

 The second season aired on PBS Masterpiece a couple weeks ago, and I have been losing myself in the magnificent sets and costumes.  Ah, the costumes! 

 If you can find no other reason to love this show, there's always this lady.  Maggie Smith is the best.

Monday, January 23, 2012


 I woke up Saturday morning to the sound of shovels scraping the sidewalk.  Music to my ears!

Cold weather does not feel so cold when there's snow falling.  It's far more enchanting.

And tomorrow we head back up to 50 degrees.  It's been lovely while it's lasted, anyway. 

Friday, January 20, 2012

Have a wonderful weekend

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way.  On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing. 

[quote by Arundhati Roy, photo via iheartcalligraphy]

the week, in pictures


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Confetti Pushups!

These are so amazing.  Confetti Shooters in pushpop form?  People are genius!   I love confetti.  POW.

by Sharon via YAMF

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Homemade Yogurt

My sister Janine makes her own yogurt.  (How cool is she?)  I've been thinking that I want to do the same...  

Apparently it's delicious.  This picture sure makes it look delicious, don't you think?

[photo (and recipe!) via roost]

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

This time last year...

 This time last year we were covered in snow.  I am so ready for it.  Come on, Snow!

photos by Jessi Bautista via GRDN

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Central Park, Variation on a theme

I went for a walk around Central Park last weekend as well, using this fun iApp by Bluebrain, called Central Park (Listen to the Light).  "It uses a global positioning network to activate different themes as the listener wanders through the park. The app contains more than 400 tracks, each tied to a location. They were written to fit together harmonically like a sonic jigsaw puzzle." 

I have to admit that I often find the GPS stuff creepy, but this was pretty cool.  It was fascinating to hear the different musical themes layering and changing as I ventured from one area of the park to the next. 

 [Quote from the NYTimes, Photos by me]

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


I apparently cannot get enough of this blue, red, and gold color combination.  It's popping up
everywhere in my pictures this week.  

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


I've decided I want to be a little old-fashioned and memorize some of my favorite poems.  (You never know when you'll need them, right?)  I've started compiling a list, and this one is at the top. 

e.e. cummings, in time of daffodils

in time of daffodils(who know
the goal of living is to grow)
forgetting why, remember how

in time of lilacs who proclaim
the aim of waking is to dream,
remember so(forgetting seem)

in time of roses(who amaze
our now and here with paradise)
forgetting if, remember yes

in time of all sweet things beyond
whatever mind may comprehend,
remember seek(forgetting find)

and in a mystery to be
(when time from time shall set us free)
forgetting me, remember me

What are some of your favorites?

[watercolor by Jill Rosoff]

Monday, January 9, 2012

Moroccan Court

This past Saturday I went to the Met to see the New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia which reopened in November after extensive renovation.  It was beautiful!

The Moroccan Court was especially impressive. The video below takes you through the creation of the Court.  Wow. 

The Damascus Room was utterly amazing as well.  This video shows the removal and reinstallation of the reception area within a Syrian home from the Ottoman Period. 

Definitely a worthwhile visit!
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