a bleak midwinter: thawing out (the beginning)

04. October 2010 photos, updates, writing 0
so i’ve written before about how, when under diress, i shut up for a while. it’s like a mental hibernation.  in order to make it through extreme conditions, i retreat into a cave.  i wait out the hard weather. august began another writing hiatus for me.  the middle of august, to be precise. school started. ...

glimpse of grief: 1

e m p t y s p a c e . he arranged the pillows in the place where she used to rest. he found his arm around… but the feathers and all the down collapsed at his embrace. he turned the other way. this was only the thirteenth day without her face by his. ...

closer than you think.

29. May 2010 writing 4
“would you describe me as ‘lively?\'” she asked. the man poked his head out of the refrigerator. “um, compared to me?” “not necessarily.  it’s more of a general question.  the mustard’s on the third shelf in the door.” “oh.” he grabbed his condiment of choice and shut the fridge. “so?” “so what?” “am i lively?” ...

for better. for worse?

20. April 2010 photos, randomness, writing 2
some people hate eating alone.  and sometimes, i do, too. other times, though, i prefer it.  i’ll walk into a restaurant, taking myself, my food, sometimes a book (sometimes my journal).  i’ll find a corner booth.  nestle in. and eat alone.  it allows me, for just a little time, to take things at my pace—not ...