Monday, July 18, 2011

A Poem, Just For You

This is a poem I wrote based on a Pablo Neruda poem. Here's hoping you enjoy! *clinks glass*

Self Portrait
For my part, I believe myself to be luscious of lip and long of lash; of hair straight as an arrow; long-bodied; of narrow feet; with skin imperfections; generous with forgiveness; with a focus phobia; too tender of heart; a ridiculous lover of art, musicals, and canine kisses; a bohemian at heart; Scottish to the bone; a tiptoe-r through green grass; a follower of rules; liberator of time; a hard-core loyalist to family; wary of my rivals; a smeller of spicy scents; an entrepreneur of fairy tales and fantastical worlds; a paperback world traveler; tearfully happy under willow trees; a dancer on hardwood and in rain; curious in corner shops; alive in crisp air woodlands; able to survive minus cell phones; a devourer of books; shy on stages; “born in a barn” indoors; clumsy in silence, brilliant set to music; happily messy; mediator during fights; excited in the cinema; perpetually late; all for good causes; a singer by birth and a giddy wallflower.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Lately it seems like every blog I read (or write) starts out with "oh my gosh I haven't written a blog in so long, I'm so sorry!" or something to that degree, so I will refrain from saying that at the start of this blog. These past few weeks have been crazy! So many new things are happening! I have this thing going on that I don't want to jinx, so I won't say it here yet, but its great and exciting and new. Then, on a completely opposite note, I have friends who are going through a really tough time right now and I've had to bring my powers out of hiding: those super good mediator skills I had in high school, but let fall by the wayside when teenage dramas diminished. It's kind of nice being needed again, even though the bad situation is terrible. So, here's my honey do list for myself, I just want to have it written down somewhere where people can see it and possibly hold me to it: Find my dream activities list, find a job!!, reread Great Gatsby, finish a novel, decorate a potential apartment, do the laundry! (how exciting), figure out the meaning of life, design an outfit for something, paint a decent picture, buy someone a journal :) That's it for now, here's hoping I get to finish this list, and fingers crossed for the exciting thing in my life ;)