MonthNovember 2010

Thanksgiving, in Photos

I forgot to take photos of Thanksgiving except for a select few, on my iPhone. Rather not have them get lost in the depths of my phone’s photo library so I figure posting them will help me remember the delicious once-a-year feast. 😀 Even with 13 of us at the Thanksgiving celebration we ate about 1/4th of the turkey… which prompted me to feel bad about how many turkeys die each year just for this holiday alone. I know the number… but I won’t say on my blog.

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Self Improvement

I want to learn to play the piano. I want to play mahjong and win. I want to enrich my life with art. I want to dance again, but maybe learn modern now. WANT WANT WANT. It gets very tiring wanting all the time.

For Thanksgiving I decided to wear my Miss Patina playsuit for the first time. The colors scream autumn and the playsuit just felt perfect for this holiday… or for a picnic, but it’s too cold for that. So today it was! It’s so absolutely gorgeous. And I’m wearing my Gucci sandal heels, too. Ah, perfection.

If only I had a readily available photographer friend to capture my outfits in action.

Oh man… I feel food coma status right now.

Tried learning Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Fur Elise on the piano today. Once a piece requires two hands I get completely lost in the keys… need to practice my eye-hand coordination! Hopefully Elizabeth gets to show me some easy stuff on the piano come winter break! 🙂

Climbing PoeTree: Being Human

“Being Human” by Climbing Poetree


I wonder if the sun debates dawn
some mornings
not wanting to rise
out of bed
from under the down-feather horizon

If the sky grows tired
of being everywhere at once
adapting to the mood swings of the weather

If the clouds drift off
trying to hold themselves together
make deals with gravity
to loiter a little longer

I wonder if rain is scared
of falling
if it has trouble letting go

If snow flakes get sick
of being perfect all the time
each one trying to be one-of-a-kind

I wonder if stars wish
upon themselves before the die
if they need to teach their young to shine

I wonder if shadows long
to once feel the sun
if they get lost in the shuffle
not knowing where they’re from

I wonder if sunrise and sunset
respect each other
even though they’ve never met

If volcanoes get stressed
If storms have regrets
If compost believes in life after death

I wonder if breath ever thinks
about suicide
I wonder if the wind just wants to sit
still sometimes
and watch the world pass by

If smoke was born knowing how to rise
If rainbows get shy back stage
not sure if their colors match right

I wonder if lightning sets an alarm clock
to know when to crack
If rivers ever stop
and think of turning back

If streams meet the wrong sea
and their whole lives run off-track
I wonder if the snow wants to be black

If the soil thinks she’s too dark
If butterflies want to cover up their marks
If rocks are self-conscious of their weight
If mountains are insecure of their strength

I wonder if waves get discouraged
crawling up the sand
only to be pulled back again
to where they began

I wonder if land feels stepped upon
If sand feels insignificant
If trees need to question their lovers
to know where they stand

If branches waver in the crossroads
unsure of which way to grow
If the leaves understand they’re replaceable
and still dance when the wind blows

I wonder where the moon goes
when she is hiding
I want to find her there
and watch the ocean
spin from a distance
Listen to her
stir in her sleep

effort give way to existence