gin & croquet

In other news…

  • I am gainfully employed at a charming English pub like the good little expat I am.
  • I’ve done nothing on my dissertation.
  • still can’t listen to country music or watch Miles Teller movies without getting all weepy, an unfortunate consequence following the end of the summer fling.
  • I miss Canada dreadfully – the coloured leaves and the crisp air and hunting with my father on our farm, all of it. I want to be cold and have to put on an extra layer. I want to be home. I want to be hugged.

I don’t know where all you new followers came from, but hello!

(should I be offended that my follower increase correlates with a distinct absence of recent posts?)


I remember the morning I closed the lid
on memory and turned the handle.

Locking it away forever.
Nobody knows what happened to me

out here, sea. Only you and I know.
At night, clouds form in front of the moon.

By morning they’re gone. And that sweet light
I spoke of? That’s gone too.

—Raymond Carver, closing lines to “Sweet Light,” All of Us; The Collected Poems (Alfred A. Knopf, 1998)

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“Lovers come, and lovers go, but your name is a name that I will always know.”

—   Things I Never Got To Tell You, Part 26

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“I’m kissing you now — across
The gap of a thousand years.”

—   Marina Tsvetaeva, 12 February 1916, from My Poems: Selected Poetry of Marina Tsvetaeva (via lifeinpoetry)

"I don’t want to be worshiped, I want to be loved."

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Details - Chanel fall 2009 couture

Details - Chanel fall 2009 couture

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“For one voyage to begin, another voyage must come to an end, sort of.”

—   David Mitchell, from The Bone Clocks (via georgialobbe)

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These are based on the beautiful botanical tattoos of Kirsten Holliday (kirstenmakestattoos).

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Details from Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, Part II (Part I)

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Sleeping Beauty (2011).


Sleeping Beauty (2011).

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