29 April 2013

tee / eye / em / ee

hair that air dries, that is pulled aside, braided. do you ever hold your watch to your ear & hear it click? or think to yourself: how does winter become spring, become summer? how does the temperature decrease -- really, how, in what inspired increments? the thought of sound waves baffles me. i used to think about -- to try to isolate -- instants. the instant one thing becomes something new. i know a caterpillar crawls in, curls up, metamorphoses -- but when does it stop being what it is, to start being something new? i was 18 when my last grandpa died -- i didn't sleep a wink for two nights, thinking about the instant that a breathing body becomes a vacant one. time is a fickle thing. i want to hold it, to count it out & bottle it up, to toss it in the sea. 

12 comments:

  1. yet again, I looooooove your words. You are brilliant.

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  2. Beautiful. :) There are so many things we can't understand in this mortal state.

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  3. gorgeous thoughts, from a gorgeous lady. Bottle up that time and savour it my friend.

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  4. This is so beautiful.

    I think about that last living moment, too. And what it feels like. And how a living being can simply breathe out and then it is over. Time is such a strange phenomenon.

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  5. Will you write a book of poetry so I can read your words everyday!!

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  6. you string words together so wonderfully!
    And because you are one of my fellow reading-bloggers: Have you read "Fall on Your Knees" by Ann-Marie MacDonald? It's really beautifully written and I think you'd enjoy it. She uses some really interesting phrasing and way of writing!

    xo
    http://kittysnooks.blogspot.ca/

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  7. ah, your words and photographs together are so lovely. thank you.

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbitblog.com

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  8. You are such a clever writer. Love the simplicity and depth of your words.

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  9. you must write a book one day. you must.

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