Friday, February 28, 2014

sounds good to me.

{a daily view}

"i do not trust people who don't love themselves and yet tell me, 'i love you.'  there is an african saying which is: be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt." 
- maya angelou 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


{because of sunshine and a blinding white shirt and a tiny peak at a fleeting snow-free street}

a view from where i stand, every week, every month, this year. 

"the only thing i know is this: i am full of wounds and still standing on my feet."
- nikos kazantzakis

Friday, February 21, 2014

a snowy massachusetts weekend

{skiing at butternut}

{a winter wonderland}

on valentine's day weekend i realized that the only way to actually like snow is to fully embrace it.  and embrace it, we did.  73% of the weekend, there was snow up to my knees.  also, i skied my first black diamond!  and i went sledding for the first time!  and that little man in the last picture lying on his back in the red jacket is my boyfriend, the one and only.  the one and only, that is, that completely ate it while sledding amongst the 8-year-olds bouncing up and down the mountain around us.  i presume this means we're getting old. 

"we need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. to have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk."
- thomas moore 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


on days when i feel off, or days in which i'm too busy to properly function, i've come to realize that i subconsciously turn to inspiration from others for a proper pick-me up.  i thrive off their creative ventures; their tantalizing stories; their form of this-is-why-i'm-on-this-earth mojo.  which is why i'm starting a new series in this little space appropriately called "found," which will remind me that i'll find my way eventually even when i'm feeling lost. (get it? lost and found? i hope my transparency hasn't been lost on you yet.)

today, a bit of inspiration in video form: from ira glass, host of this american life.  

"nobody tells this to people who are beginners, i wish someone told me.  all of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste.  but there is this gap.  for the first couple years you make stuff, it's just not that good.  it's trying to be good, it has potential, but it's not.  but your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer.  and your taste is why your work disappoints you.  a lot of people never get past this phase, they quit.  most people i know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this.  we know our work doesn't have this special thing that we want it to have.  we all go through this.  and if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work.  put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story.  it is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions.  and i took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone i've ever met.  it's gonna take awhile.  it's normal to take awhile.  you've just gotta fight your way through."
- ira glass 

Sunday, February 16, 2014


{a valentine's day ski trip}

a view from where i stand, every week, every month, this year. 

"art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
- pablo picasso 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

sounds good to me.

{a watercolor view from my subway stop}

"when you come out of the storm you won't be the same person that walked in.  that's what the storm is all about."
- haruki murakami 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

l i f e l a t e l y.

{because jon stewart is a ridiculous human} 

{because 5 britney spears are better than 1}

{because money for life & chocolate for the soul}

{because i love a little reunion and some mouth-watering pizza}

because new york, because youth, because a really chilly weekend meant nights with good people and good food. 

"just slow down. 
slow down your speech.
slow down your breathing.
slow down your walking. 
slow down your eating. 
and let this slower, steadier 
pace perfume your mind."
- doko

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


{year of the horse | an afternoon in chinatown}

a view from where i stand, every week, every month, this year

"ask her what she craved and she'd get a little frantic about things like books, woods, music.  plants and the seasons.  also freedom."
- charles frazier

Monday, February 3, 2014

lunar new year + sigmund's pretzels.

after much contemplation, i finally decided this weekend that the cutest asians are those under the age of 5, followed closely by those over the age of 65.  i spent friday and saturday stalking humans of new york's cute asian confetti-covered little people, and then proceeded to find them myself on sunday.  the temperature was in the balmy 40's (amiright, new york?), and we soaked it all in by following the parade from mott to east broadway. we saw hundreds of dragons and tons of glitter and even conceded the tops of our heads as arm rests for the pushy people who taped the whole festival via iphone. tag me!

"the most wasted of days is one without laughter."
- e.e. cummings

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