Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Poem

by Billy Collins

You are the bread and the knife,
The crystal goblet and the wine . . .
Jacques Crickillon
You are the bread and the knife,   
the crystal goblet and the wine.   
You are the dew on the morning grass   
and the burning wheel of the sun.   
You are the white apron of the baker   
and the marsh birds suddenly in flight.   

However, you are not the wind in the orchard,   
the plums on the counter,   
or the house of cards.   
And you are certainly not the pine-scented air.   
There is just no way you are the pine-scented air.   

It is possible that you are the fish under the bridge,   
maybe even the pigeon on the general's head,   
but you are not even close   
to being the field of cornflowers at dusk.   

And a quick look in the mirror will show   
that you are neither the boots in the corner   
nor the boat asleep in its boathouse.   

It might interest you to know,   
speaking of the plentiful imagery of the world,   
that I am the sound of rain on the roof.   

I also happen to be the shooting star,   
the evening paper blowing down an alley,   
and the basket of chestnuts on the kitchen table.   

I am also the moon in the trees   
and the blind woman's tea cup.   
But don't worry, I am not the bread and the knife.   
You are still the bread and the knife.   
You will always be the bread and the knife,
not to mention the crystal goblet and—somehow—the wine.

Billy Collins, “Litany” from Nine Horses. Copyright © 2002 by Billy Collins. Reprinted with the permission of Random House, Inc.

Thanks Cup of Jo, for posting something so deliciously great!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

I got it!

In an older post I said I really liked this summer jacket from Monki, well today I just went and got it!

While at it, I happened to find this super confy, roomy (specially roomy) and very welcoming winter jacket.  I didn't buy it, but my eye is on it.  I'll sleep on it... I am growing, and by winter, I will definitely need something warm with enough room for the two of us!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Happy days!

Hello!  I am here again with things to tell.  So far it's been a busy and interesting-full of surprises summer with weddings, concerts, parties, visits and news!

First news to tell:  I am pregnant!  8 weeks today.  It has been one of the reasons for my lack of posts.  I have been digesting the idea and trying to decide whether to tell or not.  Jonas and I ended up deciding to tell, and just enjoy it and to go with the flow.  Anyways, if the worst came to happen (knock on wood!) we will be surrounded by people that loves and supports us all the way.

Second of all, the day we found out about the pregnancy (2 weeks ago) my father came to visit from Costa Rica and stayed until yesterday, so we have been busy, busy, busy.  I do hope from now on I can be more active with my posting, but we'll see how I manage it with school (which starts next Monday!!!!!).

I will have to gather some pictures from the summer, and promise I will try not to become a mommy-blog and to still focus on the things I like and enjoy.  Maybe I will drop something babyish and adorable every so often but I will try not to abuse it!  So recipes will come along, tips on design as well as art and whatever is going on with my projects too... bare with me if you can, I am a bit slower these days! (they call it baby-brain, hehehe.)

For now I leave you with Sufjan Stevens new song from his new EP of the same name "All Delighted People"... it's magic!

<a href="">All Delighted People (Original Version) by Sufjan Stevens</a>