Tuesday, May 19, 2015

feathers

http://www.andthemountainsechoed.com/
by Khaled Hosseini
 
I read this book faster than I read most.  Instead of falling asleep as I read before bed, I stayed up late to get to the next chapter, or the next page, always wanting to see what was next.  There are so many reasons to love this book.  The beautiful writing, the lives woven together to form such an interesting & emotional story, the characters, the setting, the life lessons, all so well done.  But, above all of those things, I loved it most because Mamaw chose it for me.  I marked the pages each night with her gold seashell bookmark and imagined being able to discuss it with her.  But, as in the story, & as in life, time passes and things change, no matter how badly we wish for them to stay the same.

A few of my favorite passages:

"She is furious with herself for her own stupidity.  Opening herself up like this, voluntarily, to a lifetime of worry and anguish.  It was madness.  Sheer lunacy.  A spectacularly foolish and baseless faith, against enormous odds, that a world you do not control will not take from you the one thing you cannot bear to lose.  Faith that the world will not destroy you.  I don't have the heart for this.  She actually says this under her breath.  I don't have the heart for this.  At that moment, she cannot think of a more reckless, irrational thing that choosing to become a parent."

"She sits back in the chair, her shoulders slumping, puts her thin white hands in her lap.  She considers for a minute before saying, "Jaurais du etre plus gentille - I should have been more kind.  That is something a person will never regret.  You will never say to yourself when you are old, Ah, I wish I was not good to that person.  You will never think that."  For a moment, her face looks stricken.  She is like a helpless schoolgirl.  "It would not have been so difficult", she says tiredly.  "I should have been more kind.  I should have been more like you."

"I hold the note tightly against the blustering wind.  I read for Pari the three scribbled sentences.
They tell me I must wade into waters, where I will soon drown.  Before I march in, I leave this on the shore for you.  I pray you find it, sister, so you will know what was in my heart as I went under."


Out beyond ideas
of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field.
I'll meet you there.
- Jelaluddin Rumi, 13th century

Sunday, November 16, 2014

speak of the devil

First I wrote this, and then I received this...


First edition, signed.
Amazing.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

marion stone


Children were the foot wedged in the closing door, the glimmer of hope that in reincarnation there would be some house to go to, even if one came back as a dog, or a mouse, or a flea that lived on the bodies of men.  If..there was a raising of the dead, then a child would be sure to see that its parents were awakened.

Abraham Verghese, "Cutting for Stone"

At the top of my favorites of all time list.  I loved this book.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

spike + joaquin

"Her"
 
Dear Catherine,

I've been sitting here thinking about all the things I wanted to apologize to you for. All the pain we caused each other. Everything I put on you. Everything I needed you to be or needed you to say. I'm sorry for that. I'll always love you 'cause we grew up together and you helped make me who I am. I just wanted you to know there will be a piece of you in me always, and I'm grateful for that.  Whatever someone you become, and wherever you are in the world, I'm sending you love. You're my friend to the end.

Love, Theodore.

I loved this movie.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014

two thumbs up

"Every day I wake up thinking today is the day I'm gonna see you.  And one of those days, it will be so."

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

box office

On my must-see list!

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry by Alison Klayman

Sunday, March 11, 2012

sugar & spice

Someone invite us to a party, pretty please. I need a reason to buy one of these for my bambina.

1. Biscotti Tiered Dress - Nordstrom
2. Mignone Dress - Nordstrom

Sunday, March 4, 2012

die

Alice + Olivia Ronan Patent Platform Pump

Saturday, March 3, 2012

one in every color

Anthropologie Level 99 Jones Wide Legs
Yes, please!

Friday, February 24, 2012

wish list

Now that I'm not preggers & can wear regular clothes again, my wish list is growing & growing, just like my baby girl.

1. Kork-Ease Felicia Platform Sandal
2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Jacobson Stripe Scarf
3. Milly Nautical Nylon Tote
4. Kate Spade New York Metal Buckle Belt

sunnies

Alexander McQueen Retro Sunglasses

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

my love

Amelie
Born November 2nd at 1:34pm
Pure happpiness!!

With my new bambina, comes a new blog dedicated to her and all things mommy.

xoxo

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

shower love

In the mood for some baby shower inspiration?
Checkout my fabulous shower, thrown by my bestie and the mamas in my life. It was 100% perfection! I can't believe what an amazing job they did.

Fabulous dessert table

Candy, cupcakes, creme puffs, yum, yum, yum

Beautiful cupcake cups and handmade picks

Handmade picks spelled out baby's name, Amelie

Handmade signs for each delectable dessert

Favor boxes for guests to fill with goodies

Gorgeous flowers to match the color scheme

Homemade sangria with fresh fruit

Grey & white paper straws and custom printed napkins

Deviled eggs, veggies, shrimp cocktail, and more homemade appetizers

Polka dot linen napkins tied with grey and white ribbon

Merci, my lovelies, merci!