Friday, May 27, 2016

Out of the ash / I rise with my red hair


Yeah yeah yeah I know that "Lady Lazarus" is more about exposing yourself through poetry/art, dealing with a husband's infidelity, literal suicide attempts, and all the daddy issues that "Daddy" is about.

It has been in my head all week just the same. Because it's finally starting to feel like summer. And I have more down time than I have in years. I enjoy every small detail of my life.






I teach yoga for kids. I meditate every morning and before I fall asleep. I devour books for fun. I have neighbors who have yards like this:


I walk and I walk and I walk. On my days off my car keys do not touch the ignition at all.


I cook every meal I eat. Each one is a feast, a masterpiece.

vegan corn muffins

I do dumb weird Dollar Tree crafts because WHY NOT, life is short and they remind me of friends who make me laugh.

I see friends, I go on late night misadventures.

I do not think this store is open.

I am your opus,
I am your valuable,
The pure gold baby
That melts to a shriek.
I turn and burn.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Two Cities I Adore

I've been spending all my free time in Philadelphia, PA and Highland Park, NJ.

Highland Park, my new hometown:



Crappy bookshelf becomes dresser:


PINK chai from Indus Grill:



And sweet Philly. May I recommend Independence Beer Garden?







Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Neighborhood Hopping in the City of Angels

Six days in Los Angeles and I realize I barely scratched the surface. There is much, much drawing me back.


Riverside for Easter
Not a Los Angeles neighborhood! But it was special to be able to spend time with Southern Cali family:




Malibu
(Jim Morrison's Cave)









(El Matador Beach)





Koreatown
OK this is maybe not the best representation of Koreatown but OMG DONUTS!!



(Best Meal of this Trip via a Home-Cook Friend in West Hollywood)


Pico-Union





I believe in luck. I needed this bath and I honor it and I will keep this blend forever.

Downtown: LA Convention Center for AWP 2016



Little Tokyo

The ultimate conclusion of this trip is Cake Origami.