Friday, July 30, 2010

traveling













has anyone read this book? i loved it. it took me half of the book to love it, until then i found it spending too much space on trivial information insignificant to the story. but then i was hooked. i didn't realize it was a love story until the end, rather, i was fascinated with the cultural references in the book - the music, the literature, the art - and the time theme. 
if you've read it, please let me know what you think. i'm definately not going to see the movie, i heard it was awful and i don't want to ruin this beautiful story.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

by the lake lll






Monday, July 26, 2010

by the lake ll







Sunday, July 25, 2010

by the lake











we had rain the first day.
but it was oh, so wonderful to be back to this childhood place of mine. i hadn't been there for 17 years (with my husband, the first year of our romance) and before that, 11 years. my children had never been here.
it's the tinyest cottage you can imagine. and the cosiest. no electricity, no plumbing. through the woods and by this lake - all to ourselves (see the tiny red dot on pic no 3? that's it. the only one, around the whole lake). we fished trout for dinner, played cards, listened to the radio, read books, spent hours on the lake, took hikes... so good.
i wouldn't mind coming back here all by myself, with a creative project or two. oh, the quiet.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

ephemera


daughter: don't look, i'm making you a present.
mother: ok.
daughter: but - i don't think you'll like it, because it's not going to last. you'll probably throw it away immidiately.
mother: not all things are meant to last, sweetie.
daughter: i know. like people.
...
she had painted me some tissue paper and hung them on a string across the room to dry in the sun.
later that night, after she had gone to sleep, i lay quietly down beside her in her bed. i held her softly and stroke her face and cried.
she knows. like people.
just like that.

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we're back from our little trip to the woods and our yearly viking adventure, and i'm currently sorting through my photos. will be back. and no, no one's dying (that i know of) :)

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