Saturday, June 30, 2007

a hiccup in your happiness

the start is the hardest part
to step inside and announce a newly broken heart

I often get the hiccups late at night.
When I've been out.
And have partaken in some drinking.
Last night I learned a new trick.
It's foolproof!

take a deep breath.
without exhaling, take several more small breaths until you can't inhale anymore.
let out the air in equally small increments until you are empty.

it hurts, but it works.

I had gotten the hiccups on the way home from seeing
The Ballet at Cinders. Cinders is the cutest gallery ever! There I discovered my new favourite artist, Kevin Hooyman. Browsing his website I found this:

but please don’t despair, Louise
today will end and your heart will mend, if by degrees

and it hurts even more than you thought
and it feels like forever just now
but one day you’ll look back on this
as a hiccup in your happiness.

I can't inhale anymore.

Friday, June 22, 2007

speaking of outer space...

I went to Iceland.

We spent one afternoon at 12 Tónar. Their hospitality and expresso making skills compelled me to spend an exorbitant $60 on only two CDs. I purchased self-titled albums by Apparat Organ Quartet, who are currently providing my soundtrack tune (The Anguish of Space Time) and are pictured on the wall above my head, and Benni Hemm Hemm, who are playing in New York soon with Casiotone for the Painfully Alone. Go see them!

Yesterday was the summer solstice. In New York the sun rose at 5:24 am and set at 8:30 pm. In Reykjavík the sun rose at 2:55 am and set at 12:04 am equaling over 21 hours of daylight. Crazy!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

the anguish of space time

I have too many UFOs in my life.
(UFO = UnFinished Object in knit blog talk)
Some of these I haven't touched in years.
Some are shockingly belated gifts. (sorry!)
Some are from unphotogenic parts of my life.

just, sometimes the start is the most exciting part.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

i heart pork