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8 Feb 2012 life

 working hard to make it cozy.  mmm… success. now. it’s my turn to wrap myself up in a soft, cozy blanket, crawl under the covers, lay my head on my pillow, hold my love’s hands, and drift off to sleep… safe. cozy. calm. the long day is over and it’s time to breathe deep & rest. goodnight & peace, my friends. sweet dreams.

just kids.

7 Feb 2012 culture + art

 my new bedside table buddies: patti smith & robert mapplethrope.  i am so into memoirs/biographies these days. perhaps because i am truly attempting to write one myself. and what better way to get into mine (other than writing) than by reading others’  contributions to the genre. so, for the next few weeks, i’m reading about patti smith’s years in new york city in the late 60s/70s as she pursued her dream of living as an artist. i’ve just begun theRead More

now more than ever.

5 Feb 2012 life

i’m freaking out. and i guess it’s time. perhaps i deserve it. i mean, i’ve had all this time off. you know, the two weeks i spent in the states enjoying life. i guess i need to face reality and stop bitching. ok. i’m not really bitching, i’m just freaking out. but, when did this happen? when did i go from having all the time in the world to having no time at all? year one in sweden: too muchRead More

fairness. stubborness. courage. love.

4 Feb 2012 culture + art

my copy of to kill a mockingbird. it’s my favorite book of all time. ever. it’s one of my favorite movies, too. in my top five. it’s a (north) american classic. and it’s a must read for all people (even non-americans) because it is a story of universal truths: injustice, racism, ignorance, and prejudice. and while those themes may have different faces all around the world, they are present in every society. this i feel i can say with truthfulness, becauseRead More

february snow. love, russia.

2 Feb 2012 life

they’ve been saying for the past day that there is some snow moving into the area from russia. i think it’s pretty cool that i live in a place where the snow comes from an arctic blast from russia. hehe. sounds exotic. well, i’m working from home this afternoon & i’m most definitely all ready to enjoy a cozy, snowy day (wish my love was here too). yes, i know it’s 60ish degrees in north carolina & i am jealous;Read More



slow living. photography. craft beer. spirituality. moon + stars. bare feet. road trips. mexican food. blankets. the ocean. journals. coffee. airplanes. forests. meditation. eating out. cacti. playlists. family. wandering. zola the cat. lina, my love.

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