Thursday, September 24, 2009

it's the small things...

it doesn't take much to make me happy, walking by and admiring the great stone structures ( the glass ones I ignore or hiss at) throughout my city, an out of print copy of a favorite book or looking for something that vanished decades ago and seeing remnants of it still there. So within this week I observed, a building that use to be a nightclub some 80 years ago and still bearing the brackets of the sign that hung there ( note: will go to the library and pesture the librarian to see said photos of such a place in it's heyday), spoke to a dear friend in Japan out of the blue on an unsually warm evening, and the sweetest thing of all, seeing a little girl curled up in a chair and actually reading a book and spelling out the words in it...

there are still some magical moments out there if you know where or more importantly when to look.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Four be the things I am wiser to know:
Idleness, sorrow, a friend and a foe.

Four be things I'd been better without:
Love, curiosity, freckles and doubt.

Three be the things I shall never attain:
Envy, content and sufficient champagne.

Three be the things I shall have till I die:
Laughter, hope and a sock in the eye.

-Dorothy Parker

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

journey, not destination

*pic taken on a slow weekday by my trusty camera*

took a train ride this past weekend..whenever I get restless I look on the map, find a destination and then sprint towards the Metro North Station just in time to hop on board. I realize it's the journey that always seems to matter more to me ( with rare exceptions) cause once I get to said destination I get very antsy. But as I was suffering from a severe case of writer's block, I needed to recharge the cylinders some how. The picture above indicates how far away my topic seemed to be at the time, with me alternating between staring blankly at my screen in the wee hours of the morning or at my notes... and by the time I would think of something I had to prepare for work the next day. I think the trip worked, it doesn't seem as far away.

Monday, September 7, 2009

in a fog...

This past week was thick with clouds, plan to get back on track this week and push ahead.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


In the white waters of life she rafted, chasing a phoenix flying over the rapids.

-Lee Pwu