Monday, April 29, 2013

End of April

I'm writing right now early on Monday morning at a coffee shop before work.  I rarely wake up early enough to make this happen.  But the birds be chirping. The sun peeked through my blinds today in a non-annoying manner. The window was slightly open and the breeze was wonderful. I have a beast of a paper to finish for grad class.  2... pages... to... go.

Yesterday I tried out a new bakery/coffee shop. And its glorious name is Turtle Bread in Linden Hills.  I am familiar with the magic of Turtle Bread on Chicago Ave, but this Turtle Bread had a floor composed of black and white mosaic tiles. My favorite.  Also, in order to get to this location, I had to drive around Lake Harriet with the windows down. Bonus.

I haven't written here for quite some time.  I'm sure my entire 3 loyal readers (mom, dad and my dog Lenny) have noticed.  Minneapolis weather had been quite a goon for the past few months.  Now that it is starting to get nice out, I'll try to take more pictures and post.

In the meantime, here are two photos from when I visited Kevin in the North End in Boston in early April.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Red Tent

The Red Tent - Anita Diamant

  1. "If you want to understand any woman, you must first ask about her mother and then listen carefully. ” P. 2
  2. "He gave me a woolen bracelet.  It was nothing. No precious metal, or ivory, or anything of value. Just a woven braid made from leavings, the kind of thing shepherd boys make absentmindedly, sitting under a tree in the heat of the day, out of tufts of wool caught on brambles or blown to the ground." P. 53
  3. "I am lucky that your friend does not understand the meaning of 'no.'" P. 275
  4. "My beloved turned into a beacon as bright as the sun, and his light warmed me through and through.  Kiya glowed like the moon and sang with the green and solemn voice of the Queen of the Night." P. 320
  5. "If you sit on the bank of a river, you see only a small part of its surface.  And yet, the water before your eyes is proof of unknowable depths. My heart brims with thanks for the kindness you have shown me by sitting on the bank of this river, by visiting the echoes of my name." P. 321

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A Day In The Life

It's spring break and gooooooooood things are happening. Can't wait to be in Boston in 2 days to be with friends and family! My heart is happy.

I leave you with this for the day... a sentence from my second grade student... the full sentence said, "I'm swag because my mom is swag." Well put.