i want to go to there, a reading list;

{old orchard beach, maine} basically, ya’ll, my wanderlust is going crazy enough to make me want to say “ya’ll”. luckily, a one bedroom in manhattan is my destiny this summer, so thankfully i have some place to walk my new mom-ish shoes around {baby girl loves sensible shoes, even if they age me ten years}. […]

a washington, d.c. itinerary;

be greeted by the lovely maya at union station. regret not having a baby wipe handy because you are sweating like a sinner in church, as it is hotter than a witch’s teat (approximately) outside in d.c. try to forget the heat because there is a hopeful plateful of fried vegetable dumplings coming your way. […]

{berets and bongos} 63;

 “…she collected dictionaries as other women take up men and shelve them: manuals, grammars, teach Yourself german, malay, italian, swahili, welsh, like a passion for clothes that would hang unworn in the dark, for peridots, garnets, amethysts, pearls in a shut case, nouns declined. each unknown word shone with delicious fire and the alien phrases […]

libraries i’ve lurked;

so i was originally going to write this up as a joke, thinking i really hadn’t gone to that many libraries (usually as my main point of traveling to places), but then things got real, really fast . feast your eyes on these literary wonders of the world (ahem, america.) is it sad that these […]

you’ve built the cage yourself;

-image via “you know what’s wrong with you, miss whoever-you-are?  you’re chicken, you’ve got no guts.  you’re afraid to stick out your chin and say, "okay, life’s a fact, people do fall in love, people do belong to each other, because that’s the only chance anybody’s got for real happiness."  you call yourself a free […]

protection;

                                         –via "when i was a girl, my life was music that was always getting louder. everything moved me. a dog following a stranger. that made me feel so much. a calendar that showed the wrong month. i could have cried over it. i did. where the smoke from a chimney ended. how an […]