Saturday, December 27, 2008
te quiero mucho amiga! it was a couple of days ago, but here's this:
And with that, I say goodbye.
With the end of the year always comes reflection and new expectations. I am happy and thankful for this year. It has been good and bad, happy and sad, and memorable. I got to see people I love. I got to see my dad and my friend Paulina after so many years. And the first of the year I got to see my brother JuanCa after almost 6 years. 2008 has left me with many blessings, but also, with a big hole inside.
I started this blog out of nothing, so beside from somewhat outlining part of my journey in the past 5 years it didn't go anywhere. So I have to move on. Move on from this space to new, wonderful things. :)
For now, find me here, here, and here.
I wish you life, health and happiness.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Oh yeah... "Nothing like the Holidays" is my new fave. Will have to buy it for next Christmas... will be a movie tradition, just like Love Actually.. well, almost.
Y bueno, pareciera que no tengo nada de sueño... that's what night walks at the park do to you. Specially when it's cold. I have a full day planned for tomorrow... or later today, I should say. I have some shopping to do and some wandering. Oh, i love the definition of wandering... very poetic.
"walk or move in a leisurely, casual, or aimless way"
I am listening to the wind and the very crusty leaves that are dancing to its melody just outside this window. It's very cold outside. And I got tired of my glasses, put them away, and now the lights seem magical.
The moon tonight was beautiful. The night before I was born there was a beautiful moon, it was so bright that my mom thought the sun was still out. She said that's maybe why I like the moon so much. But then I told her how much I like the sun too.
Oh, this thinking has made me sleepy. Buenas noches.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Monday, December 08, 2008
Sunday, December 07, 2008
This is nothing. Just words. But I could be wrong. Wrong for stealing lines and borrowing air. Kisses kissses kisssses in foreign countries where I once stepped foot. I am standing on the top of an ancient sanctuary and in the middle of a ball park. On top of the tallest hand-made mountain you can imagine, and the stars look so far still.
Once upon a time was too long ago.
But there's this song that reminds me of rainy afternoons and bus rides. What a long green ride. What a sharp image. What a dusty country and how colorful were those stamps. They don't use stamps anymore. It's a waste of ink, I heard. Also someone that now is really famous found out how to stamp in invisible numbers. My eyes can't see those, no matter how close they are. I haven't seen them this week. I also haven't seen that man. And I have seen too many strangers and I remember their names, and I've forgotten the name of friends and only remember their faces now. Memory. I have to back up the memory or I'll forget. But I won't ever forget of the rose that you killed. Who's waiting? Oh make them wait and they'll eventually go home. Push away, let go. What does it all mean? I was interesting at some point in time. And it wasn't too long ago, but no no more. Tell me a story and I'll make up the ending. The beginning is yours to keep I don't want it. And you can correct me, but keep the draft marked with red pen because I will through it out for you.
And someone said everyone will say they believe, but what if someone can't say it and that mouth doesn't even open for a smile. Oh the green grass and the warmth. What are those flying lights? The song's over, so I'll get up.
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Always looking out... says Jack on that song. Always looking out.
The past month of my life has been nothing short of a roller coaster and I'm
still not caught up work and rest. So words... they're the last item on the list... at least worthy of writing. I still have a lot of silly, bad composed sentences coming out of my mount faster than they travel my mind. Foolish. Funny. Annoying, I would imagine.
Oh, but sometimes is just hard to write without a melody in your heart. They won't come out if it's not along a beautiful melody of the heart. So we just float. We float above any meaning, any essence. We build dreams with clouds instead of hard metal that would last a few more years. And by we, I mean I. Always looking out... said Jack on that song.
I'll keep humming the song in my head. Words don't come so easy today. Maybe because I
want green tea and honey. And because I'm not taking time to revisit moments. I am content with right now. I feel good. I love that song in my head and I'm looking out... I need this right now. A break. Recoup and will look in tomorrow. Or the day after. Miracles take time to digest and they change you. I know I'm not the same I was a month ago. But for now, I won't try to figure out what's different, for the rest of the night I'll just keep humming my song.
Always looking out....
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Friday, November 07, 2008
I need me some friends in town. And THAT thought is one that never ever had cross my mind before.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
And now that fall has finally taken over all the trees around this place, the time for the trip me and my friend longed for so much we are finally taking it.. This Friday we take on the state for three days. I will come back refreshed. Thank you Lord!
I will come back refreshed...
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Yesterday was my cousin's homecoming dance so we took a bunch of photos that I have yet to download and edit, so here's one from a previous photo shoot. I'm right now in the middle of organizing my living/work space and it's taking long. It's specially taking long because my legs are very sore from a walk uphill yesterday. It was fun though... Arrivederci. I have a whole lot more to do...
Monday, October 20, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
And now everything is so clear and so confusing at the same time. Please talk to me more... teach me to listen, because I forgot how to listen to you a long time ago.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Here, the days are getting colder and the sky is painted of a perfect blue that overwhelms everything with a clarity that makes us so aware of change. Soon the trees will transform. Their leaves will change colors to yellows, oranges and reds. Fall is beautiful, but I dread the cold a bit. I'm sure I'll remember how to love it soon, but now, I dread the cold.
I am excited about things to come. About a photo trip around the Ozarks with Anna. About new paintings and new pictures and empty spaces. I have to move materials out of my room. I need a studio.
Oh well. I have this to share. A new commercial I've seen on TV. Reminds me of friends.
I love it.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I met Damián Alcázar on Sunday when I was meeting my friend at barnes & noble. I saw him come in and I recognized him. Earlier this summer I read an article in the local Spanish newspaper that he's been in town, studying English at the UA. I was pretty excited to have my camera with me:
Game on Saturday against Alabama... I'm wearing my new #7 Jersey. Go Alex! Go HOGS!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
telefonos, conversaciones en las que no estoy interesada, a los teclados
alreadedor, clicks y al aire acondicionado que todavia esta encendido a
pesar de que afuera de estas paredes el aire se esta poniendo más fresquito.
Asi que de memoria me toca cantar en silencio los versos de los que me
acuerdo. Y de los que no me acuerdo, me los invento. Hoy despues de terminar
lo que tengo que hacer en la casa voy a ir en busca de fotografias.
Sigo cantando con la version de Maná en la cabeza... "probablemente ya de mi
te has olvidado y mientras tanto yo te seguiré esperando, no me he querido
ir para ver si algun día que quieras tu volver, me encuentres todavía..."
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Estos días lluviosos me recuerdan que ya se me fue de las manos el verano de este año. Asi de rápido se pasan los días cuando uno no quiere que se vayan. De niña, deseando que las vacaciones a final de octubre llegarán, se me hacian eternos los días y los meses. Los vientos de octubre me decian que ya casi llegaba el tiempo por el que habia esperado todo el santo año.
Hay mucho trabajo en mi calendario marcado para los siguientes tres o cuatro días. Se fue tan rápido la semana!!!
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
un par de carcajadas de ese libro. Por lo menos me quite las ganas de leerlo.
Ya le tengo que devolver la obra de Laura Esquivel a Sandy. Ya le escribí para decirle lo mucho que me encantó.
Me retiro por el momento. He estado tratando de escribir más porque mi amiga me lo reclamó y en cierta forma, para guardar mis días de alguna manera. No he tenido ganas de nada ultimamente. Ni de escribir, ni de tomar fotos, ni de pintar, ni de dibujar y mucho menos de terminar mi sitio de internet. A ver que ondas. Quiza cuando se me terminé este castigo que me ha caido por quien sabe que... quiza fue culpa de Eva, aunque yo más se la echo a Adan. Las mujeres cuando andan en sus días saben lo incomodo que es, y pues que pasa que no ha bastado con un par de semanas ya?!
Monday, September 01, 2008
Y qué puedo decir?! Mis complejos de lectora choyuda quedaron en algún lugar muy lejos de mi existencia, porque al paso que voy, termino el libro mañana... si, sería en solo días. Y es que es uno de esos libros que no se pueden cerrar una vez uno ha comenzado con la primera oración de cada capitulo... y al final de cada capitulo, hay que sequir y sequir hasta que me arden los ojos (es que leo de noche).
Ah, pero el ardor de ojos no es solo por la alta hora nocturna que alcanzo, sino tambien por las chilladas que me pego! Parezco la misma Tita cuando pica cebollas!
Este es un libro que después de devolverselo a la Sandy voy a tener que comprar... mis respetos!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I am happy.
I miss the Olympics.
I am still reading that book (Do Travel Writers Go to Hell?").
I am not so happy with my slow reading skills.
I am very excited about the new project.
I can't wait for the end of the week and the Arts Fest!!!
I got to eat my first yellow watermelon.
It was delicious!
I am still hooked on Café Tacuba... and some other music.
And... I present to you, my first faked lomo photo. Thank you to a handy little online tutorial.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Past summers in this country have been busy. Scheduling around classes, work, conferences and family visits. This is the first summer I have had time to breath and look around me. I've fallen in love with the yellow and greens of this season and I don't want them to go away, although I know the orange and reds of the fall landscape also fill my heart. I wouldn't change a thing about my life, but I am really thankful this summer is slow.. That's my mom in the picture.
Saturday, August 09, 2008
We had to go on an Elizabethtown-like adventure before you left this side of the country.
I've found how beautiful and magical this place can be.
I've also found the statue of the Christ, Dinosaur World and now I know where the bridge is... I found that yellow bridge!!!
Maybe you can come back sometime and we can go find things and take photos.
You can put some music and I'll put some more music for the soundtrack of a trip.
Thursday, August 07, 2008
It's amazing how we can fall in love with times and things and we can get stuck there. I am excited about life and I want to travel the world. At this point in my life I think I'm meant for something different, though. I believe that my purpose in life right now is to ease the life of others in my family. Please let me know if I'm not fulfilling my purpose like I should be, and help me do it. Thank you God, thank you.
Sunday, August 03, 2008
Saturday was really good too. We went to the farmer's market and here's my favorite picture of that morning:
It's been HOT everywhere these days... but nice. Summer days are going away! The sun went down at about 8:12 pm yesterday. These days also mark a year since Keren left for home. I'm thinking about her family a lot.
Saturday, August 02, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
While fixing photos, posting them, adding captions, etc.... I'm smiling and finding favorites. I like this photo of my dad. I took it when I was waiting for my freshly squished lemonade. My dad was on the other side of the tent getting fresh Ethiopian coffee while it was about 98 degrees Fahrenheit in downtown Fayetteville during the farmer's market. Look at this picture (click on it and the look at the big size). His funny smile tells me he just realized I was taking his photo. This is the one I took just a moment before.