Tuesday, September 27, 2011

nadyne janette qirreh

yesterday, our dear friend nadyne left us.
in a freak rock climbing accident, an intelligent, beautiful, bright, joyful woman
fell to her death and our wonderful friend is suddenly gone.

nadyne, you are a light.
no one could have imagined you wouldn't make it to 24.
i don't know what happens after this life, but i hope i see you again.
thank you for living your life to the fullest, even in your few short years.
nadyne janette qirreh
april 4, 1988 - september 26, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

aigle, switzerland

i don't care much for hemingway.
but at the end of a farewell to arms,
our main characters are living in switzerland;
traveling from town to town, places i've been.

all i'm saying is, i miss you switzerland.


reading in bed.
portraits in ink.
birthday parties.
writer's block feels like breaking up.

Saturday, September 24, 2011


eleven thirty am on a saturday morning still
cold and gray outside and one hour ago i put
my prayered hands to my heart, bent my
head, prayed thanks autumn for coming again
and maybe my favorite season isn't fall or spring
but it's those few weeks at the start of each,
the anticipated time of transition when the previous
season is getting too repetitious. the end of summer
when the heat is too much, the thought of hats
and coats gives you a rush or with the first icy snow
brings the smell of christmas you say farewell to the
leaves and hello to the cold.
then after long months of rain and soaking wet feet
you welcome the spring, the sun's first heat.
the flowers start to bloom and then pretty soon
you're getting ready for baseball games and days
at the beach, barbeques and intense summer heat.
right now i welcome the fall with open sweatered
arms and remember that autumn too is about new
beginnings, the harvest and moons and feasts
wrapping warm socks around chilly toed feet.
so i fold my hands to my heart, close my eyes
and pray thanks autumn for returning again.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


just about a year ago, my friends erin & chad got married. and keeping good on a promise made by allie to erin, the other wombies joined her in singing "i will always love you."
we were pretty damn good if i do say so myself.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

summer heat

(these are a few of my favorite things)
summer heat
summer heat

a wave

"'listen, don't hate me because i can't remember some person immediately. especially when they look like everybody else, and talk and dress and act like everybody else.' franny made her voice stop. it sounded to her cavilling and bitchy, and she felt a wave of self-hatred that, quite literally, made her forehead begin to perspire again. but her voice picked up again, in spite of herself."
-franny & zooey

Friday, September 2, 2011


i feel like i'm back in that 08/09 livin' for the weekend mentality