Saturday, December 1, 2007

blue water woman

my own lady of shalott:

There she weaves by night and day
A magic web with colours gay.
She has heard a whisper say,
A curse is on her if she stay
To look down to Camelot.
She knows not what the curse may be,
And so she weaveth steadily,
And little other care hath she,
The Lady of Shalott.

- Alfred, Lord Tennyson


random bits:

a male friend emailed to tell me the good news that one of his friends got engaged towards the end of the week. i thought perhaps that we trying to get me a photo gig, but no... he was telling me because the woman was 31, so there was still hope for me. oddly, this did NOT make me feel very good.

i let my roommate talk me into going to 'urban rebounding' class this morning at the gym. basically it's an hour of jumping up and down on mini trampolines and throwing your arms every which way. i'm tall, so i had to keep my knees bent in order to jump smaller and stay on tempo with everyone else. i shant be taking that class again, although a solid workout and i can feel things beginnging to sore already, my back and knees are killing right now from the impact of it all. bygones.

i spent part of my afternoon at my neighbor's place eating black bean chips and delicious salsa while we watched football. i love football. since i was up until three a.m. this morning reading, i excused myself early today because i'm now so tired.

at this moment (well not THIS moment obv), i'm in bed reading a good book, sipping on sleeptime tea, smelling my favorite candle burn, and listening to the gypsy kings. sometimes gentle perfection is easily attained. if you just look within yourself when you're quiet, it is there.



Rachel Schell said...

man I love the picture!! seriously..

I'm 30 and not married yet.

hello! jumping is not good for your knees you cottonheaded ninny muggins.

football is the most boring thing I've ever watched on tv...well, golf may be the most, but football is a close second. those earth, time laps shows are even more interesting.

sounds like the kind of night I need. I just finished Baker Towers today and I checked out "The Pirates Daughter" from the library, even though I have a million other books sitting my bookshelf feeling neglected.

dactyl said...

p.s. the term "cottonheaded ninny muggins" might be the greatest thing i've ever heard, and caused me to giggle profusely.

Natalie said...

sounds lovely....and it's rather nice to see you be sappy....seems so seldomly so sometimes. ;)

Natalie said...

oh, and the picture, I went back to comment on it and realized it was in the same blog.... I didn't comment at first in the photo group, as I thought it a tad too dark, but the more I look, the more I love. you're doing wonderful things with testures lately, it's bringing out the artist in you.... I'm actually quite missing my digital.... film scans aren't always so photoshoppable.... and it's making me sad. Really.... keep it up, and I'll be forced to by my own 40D and texture packs if only to attempt vainly to emulate you. ;)

Natalie said...

And... apparently I can't spell.

Heather said...

Took me back to Anne of Green Gables. :)

dactyl said...

heather.... EXACTLY!