Tea is one of my favorite souvenirs to buy on vacation. Not just because I like the thrill of dragging out my jars, satchels, and boxes of tea. I do feel like it gives me an immense amount of street cred with teetotalers and grandmothers. I was definitely the girl who had far too many... Continue Reading →
I recently began reading Oak and Ash and Thorn by Peter Fiennes. I will willing admit it was the title that grabbed me and the cover art that sealed the deal in the bookstore. I will also say, that it has added an element of sophistication to my bookshelf. Look at those fine lines, both... Continue Reading →
Libraries are not just places that store books. Sometimes if we visit often enough, they also store our momories. The Austrian National Library is one of my favorite libraries to visit.
Now I would never want to falsely accuse a plant of being a flirt, however, mint does have a reputation. It is definitely worth a chuckle to think mint was once a beautiful naiad whose attempts to seduce Hades resulted in her being turned into a crawling scentful plant by Persephone. It does detract from... Continue Reading →
"There is a feeling of belonging when you slip into the clothes that hold meaning in their colors and threads"
I remember a cousin of mine bragging about their grades that they got without even trying. I understood then that your talent is something you are unconsciously and instinctually good at like Spiderman and his webs. So I looked at my skills, as an obviously old-soul-and-too-mature-for-her-age-11-year-old, and picked writing. This was to be my superpower.... Continue Reading →
It was a long anticipated adventure and it did not disappoint. It is very hard to resist waxing poetic about this city. No, I am not going to quote Robert Burns (but you can). I could probably write a book about how much fun I had on this trip and everything I saw. However, I'm... Continue Reading →
It is probably my tired mind, but I’ve never seen the moonlight so bright. It is a silvery spot on my bed. In a daze and in the final hours of the night, it sits there. I didn’t realize I had awoken in it. But now that I have returned, it is like a beacon... Continue Reading →
I had no idea when I threw the green onion bulbs into a planter outside that it would grow to almost prehistoric heights. Nor did I realize that green onions could bloom. This spring has brought me some suprising flowers and it has been a much needed happy accident. I can honestly say that they... Continue Reading →
It has never been very clearly explained to me that there are weeks that are just terrible. Nothing as dire as tragedy, but more in the self struggle of feeling terrible. Motivation is around zero and self esteem is not far from it. This usually lasts a couple of days. I like to blame it... Continue Reading →