Leather Hags: Girls Edition

November 13, 2014

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It relies on us to do the conquering on its behalf.”
― David Levithan

Six

November 13, 2014

november2014-sparrows6bay-01 (1 of 1)“I want you to know
one thing.

You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash
or the wrinkled body of the log,
everything carries me to you,
as if everything that exists,
aromas, light, metals,
were little boats
that sail
toward those isles of yours that wait for me.

If each day,
each hour,
you feel that you are destined for me
with implacable sweetness,
if each day a flower
climbs up to your lips to seek me,
ah my love, ah my own,
in me all that fire is repeated,
in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten,
my love feeds on your love, beloved,
and as long as you live it will be in your arms
without leaving mine.”
― Pablo Neruda

Our Brave Five Year Old

November 8, 2014

november2014-market-10 (1 of 1)“Explore me,’ you said and I collected my ropes, flasks and maps, expecting to be back home soon. I dropped into the mass of you and I cannot find the way out. Sometimes I think I’m free, coughed up like Jonah from the whale, but then I turn a corner and recognise myself again. Myself in your skin, myself lodged in your bones, myself floating in the cavities that decorate every surgeon’s wall. That is how I know you. You are what I know.”
― Jeanette Winterson

Autumn Exploring

October 17, 2014

october2014-alexandcaroline-09 (1 of 1)“Your head is a living forest full of songbirds.”
― E.E. Cummings

Knit

September 30, 2014

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“To say goodbye is to die a little.”
― Raymond Chandler

Beautiful Girl

March 12, 2014

Beautiful Girl

“Don’t allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily”
― Paulo Coelho

Goat Herder

March 11, 2014

Goat Herder

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Last Snow Day, Hopefully

February 16, 2014

Last Snow Day, Hopefully

“I have inherited a belief in community, the promise that a gathering of the spirit can both create and change culture.”
― Terry Tempest Williams

Searching for Slopes

February 15, 2014

Searching for Slopes

“[I]f you know wilderness in the way that you know love, you would be unwilling to let it go. We are talking about the body of the beloved, not real estate.”
― Terry Tempest Williams

Sled Patrol

February 15, 2014

Sled Patrol

“She is reading Zen, Krishnamurti, and Jung, asking herself questions she has never had the courage to explore. Suddenly, the shackles which have bound her are beginning to snap, as personal revelation replaces orthodoxy.”
― Terry Tempest Williams