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from annanotbob2 :
I don't know what to say about your post about the vigil for Ashling Murphy but I couldn't just scroll on past. xxx
from boombasticat :
Thanks! I really enjoy your posts.
from annanotbob2 :
I emigrated to Tenerife with my then-husband in 1973, before it became a tourist attraction and had to come home when I'd read every book in English. Some of us NEED books. I hope you don't get the thing and if you do I hope it's mild
from annanotbob2 :
All good xx
from loveherwell :
thank you :) also, that hockney quote is lovely.
from annanotbob2 :
I'd really like to send you a Christmas Card, as your beautiful writing and thoughtful approach to life and its difficulties has helped me on my way so often. I love seeing your name in red on my buddies list. If you'd rather not share your details then no worries at all, or you could drop me a line at annamills46@hotmail.com and I promise not to go weird! x
from narcissa :
dec 1 -- - if you knew how i agonized about my little paragraph on love. i was like, "i don't know how to talk about this anymore, it's too big and also...i dont know, not something i want to define me". Anyway. I am so grateful for every entry you write, you have such a gift.
from annanotbob2 :
I missed your entries while I was away, your way of looking at the world, at life. My nephew will marry in two weeks. I can't imagine how that will be, in these times x
from narcissa :
: ) thanks, It is so fun!!!
from narcissa :
: ) thanks, It is so fun!!!
from swordfern :
It's nice to hear from you and know that you are thinking of me. Your latest snippet about your husband and you finding his earmark in the book wrenched my heart. The way that you convey a situation, an emotion, is remarkable.
from annanotbob2 :
thanks xx
from narcissa :
the writer nicole chung: “One reason we read is to know that burst of recognition when someone supplies new language for that which we once found indescribable". Your entry yesterday (nov 18), on wounds, was that for me. I caught my breath in recognition when i read it and rolled the words around in my mind all day, grateful for your insight.
from loveherwell :
seriously, that outfit sounds incredible.
from ernst :
Related heavily to the strawberry anecdote...the first gastronomic epiphany I remember was also in Cali. I was in 4th grade maybe. My Dad was stationed in Monterey and we stopped in Salinas for lunch on a day-trip (in a station-wagon, not a bitchin' Camaro sadly) and, at a taqueria attached to a laundermat, I had homemade tortillas, carne asada and fresh pico de gallo for the first time. A revelation that, to this day, can fold time.
from swordfern :
A beautiful memory, sad and yet expansive. How a sensory experience like a taste or a smell can be a vehicle for time travel.
from babyhead :
Re: The Vespertine Hour Such evidence of your beautiful brilliance. 10/13
from kelsi :
Oh that sounds so nice, going into hibernation for the winter!
from loveherwell :
thank you -- your words are so kind and appreciated. i hope that it will guide me, too. (also that board member... sheesh!)
from ernst :
We are primed, in our 40's, for leveraging decades of hard-earned knowledge against the inevitable re-entry of our story-arc into the mesosphere of our mortality. It's a great time to flex...I would say though, as one 12 yrs your senior, your 50's will surprise you (provided you finally quit smoking and live that long...) Maximum happiness to you and yours, OP.
from babyhead :
Happy birthday! Here is wishing you a new pile of books beside the cake.
from moodswing :
Happy extended birthday! I hope you got your wine and book.
from swordfern :
Happy 44th Birthday!
from kelsi :
Happy birthday!
from secret-motel :
Happy 44! That's a high-caliber birthday, young lady.
from loveherwell :
happy, happy birthday!!! enjoy your day (even if it is a monday)!
from secret-motel :
Oh, I know you know THAT generation. So lovable, exasperating.
from loveherwell :
that last entry is so lovely, especially that last line.
from swordfern :
I love the glimpse into your b&b room. I can imagine the light and feel the soft bed beneath me. Beautiful.
from loveherwell :
he is! kill me! it's too adorable! hahaha :)
from loveherwell :
i really loved how you put this: "Anyways, you have to distinguish a life from a diary; living and the narrating of it are of course separate, however entangled." so happy to hear you got your second shot (even if it was terrible!).
from narcissa :
oof. I *agonized* over posting my last entry, unsure of who might come across it. You captured it so perfectly - an archive of imperfect impressions.
from annanotbob2 :
I never liked the look of rosa mundi from photographs - it looked gaudy and artificial. But when I saw one in the flesh, as it were, I loved it at once. Some roses are my favourite plants but some just aren't. xx
from annanotbob2 :
Best wishes. I think what helped me stop smoking for good (six years now, after fifty years of smoking - yuck) was saying. "Oh yes, that's a craving, it'll be gone soon," and they are and they do, then they start to spread out until they're gone.
from loveherwell :
congrats and good luck with quitting!!
from swordfern :
Just saying hi. As always, I'm over here quietly enjoying your writing. Best wishes on the quitting smoking journey; this seems like a time of transition and positive change for many of us.
from loveherwell :
thank you for your note -- that idea of "open affection" has stuck with me. you're right. i really liked your entry on 5/26. that feeling of possibility coming back to us... it's lovely.
from annanotbob2 :
Thank you xx
from annanotbob2 :
11/5 Love this - the sense of a possible future.
from amerla :
i rediscovered diaryland tonight reminiscing about the internet of old and found this diary of yours. it is so lovely.
from babyhead :
I think there is a lot of sorting of the past going on. I recently received a letter from an old friend apologizing for an misevent that happened 30 years ago. Frankly, I stumbled on how to respond.
from annanotbob2 :
You're tempting me to give them a go - I might seek out 'These Old Shades' which was my favourite. I read an article by Beth Nguyen in the New Yorker, about her name, which made me think of you and hope your experience had been better than that.
from annanotbob2 :
When I was a lass I used to love the Regency novels of Georgette Heyer, though I hesitate to recommend them in case they reveal hideous complicity with the patriarchal system - bound to really x
from ernst :
Magic Mountain was one of my first quarantine recommendations to friends, I read it during a completely different sort of "shared convalescence" (I was an art guard at The Met). Will def try to get my code sorted, OP, much appreciated.
from orangepeeler :
Hi Ernst! Thanks for the lovely note. Your notes are turned off, so I hope you will return to read this response. By all means, use the html. Happy writing and I look forward to reading your posts. :)
from ernst :
After a 10+ year absence from this "platform" (don't even know if that term had been coined when I made my d-land account back in '99) it is a pleasure to find you still sharing your well-considered shares Lady Orangepeeler. Your tone is as appreciated as ever and your constancy is, frankly, remarkable. I look forward to catching up w/the back-catalog. I've vowed to make a return to intermittent journaling myself, and, to that end - would you mind if I cribbed some basic structural HTML from your page? (I already have the code) I'll change up a lot of it of course, but you had a prescient, works-across-devices layout that the d-land templates never really addressed. If not no worries! Hope all is well across the pond, keep writing, please. - ee
from narcissa :
march22: loved that image... could practically see the irish equivalent of a tumbleweed rolling through town.
from narcissa :
March 17. Not surprised, and that’s so much worse.
from boombasticat :
Your March 7th knocked me out.
from narcissa :
Thank you for your note. I’m sorry that you had that experience. I want to thank you for sharing what you did, you captured it exactly. Although I know it, it’s still somehow such a relief to read your words and know I’m not crazy. It is very hard.
from annanotbob2 :
Move slow and mend things... I'm going to try x
from loveherwell :
thank you!! :)
from annanotbob2 :
I suddenly noticed tonight that your mother is younger than me, which has shifted everything around in my mind - I always assume everyone is more or less my age, including you. You conjure a vivid picture of her in my mind, full of secrets
from loveherwell :
this entry about your mother is beautiful.
from swordfern :
The Overstory is sitting on my shelf waiting to be read. Russell gave it to me, knowing my love of forests and descriptive writing. I hope that I enjoy it similarly, despite, perhaps, a lesser focus on plot.
from loveherwell :
thank you. i have been loving reading your descriptions of the weather, of how it looks when you're out walking.
from annanotbob2 :
Oh I am pleased you're getting paid for your writing, or some of it at least. I'm reading the New Tana French novel (The Searcher?), set in an Irish village, narrated by an American and it often makes me think of you. x
from swordfern :
"Isn’t that the point of travel, to be surprised?" You often illuminate life in new ways for me. Thank you.
from whitepigeon :
my self is so glad of your self
from annanotbob2 :
20/9 I copied a twitter thread to my blog about where we are now with this virus. It seemed quite depressing but also wise and a bit optimistic. Take care x
from loveherwell :
today's entry (9/2) rings so incredibly true for me. it feels impossible to rest, even, because there is always the nagging feeling of other things i should be doing to improve myself / my life / the lives of others / etc.
from annanotbob2 :
2/9 I love the last paragraph today. Yes, feel the sadness. x
from whystinger :
I have two methods. First I have one email account for when a store or merchant demands an email address. I just delete the contents once a week or month. I too have been unsubscribing from lists, but many come back two months later when they buy a new list. Very frustrating and is why I started the other email account just for marketers
from secret-motel :
"I've been unsubscribing from everything, and it feels good, like how I imagine it would feel after a colonic cleanse." This is the funniest fuckin' thing I've read in a while.
from swordfern :
Unsubscribing from everything is satisfying and freeing. And then I keep refreshing my inbox feeling lonely and unpopular, even though the GAP and Seth Godin are not real friends. :/
from annanotbob2 :
25/8 Yeah. Mine is Viktor Klemperer, a German Jewish Professor of linguistics, who kept a diary from 1933 to 1945, on scraps of paper, hidden by his friends, all on pain of death if caught. Published as I Shall Bear Witness. He was a bit of a hypochondriac and moaned a lot about petty things, but I often think, come on, if Viktor could do it, you can. Just bloody write.
from loveherwell :
if i can say one positive thing about the pandemic, it's that it has renewed my absolute love and pleasure in reading. at least, if nothing else, we have books to look forward to.
from swordfern :
your poppy entry is so beautiful.
from babyhead :
Always love to read your posts, but 6.23 takes the cake, and coming from a pastry baker that is cherished.
from loveherwell :
thank you! making positive steps, little by little.
from secret-motel :
A hearty congratulations on getting that piece accepted! May there be many more acceptance letters coming your way.
from loveherwell :
congrats!!
from annanotbob2 :
Congratulations! I'm not surprised - your writing is so lyrical, beautiful, even when you write about a boring evening in a small town pub, it reads like a mystical event. xx
from loveherwell :
that should be my new mantra. it is so hard to have to keep learning the same lessons over and over again, to see that progress is never a straight line. thank you.
from loveherwell :
your latest entry is something i’ve been mulling over recently (though we are in circumstances). i too find it interesting these societal roles placed upon us based solely on whether or not we have children. i wish i had something of worth to say about it, but i don’t — just that it’s on my mind as well, just that (as i know you’re aware) we’re full of worth either way.
from boombasticat :
Wow. Beautiful. And that's a great quote.
from swordfern :
Your note helped me feel supported and cared for. Thank you.
from annanotbob2 :
5/5/20 My eyes slid over the fact that all this happened before lockdown - I was getting really agitated at the thought of you in a crowded pub, and Ireland, everyone going so wild, so unsafe. But all good. Phew.
from swordfern :
Field notes. Yes. And same back to you - always beautiful, your writing.
from loveherwell :
thank you! i like this idea of field notes.
from annanotbob2 :
https://www.stayathomefringe.co.uk/ Just spotted another lit festival in case you’re interested x
from annanotbob2 :
Hahaha! My dog does that - bastards, showing us up in public with their bad behaviour!
from annanotbob2 :
I didn't scroll down to see how long it's on for - ends tomorrow - wah! I loved your entry - I keep getting flashes like this - here it's all garden and yoga and no news on tv or radio - seems wrong to be this chilled, but I am, mostly x
from annanotbob2 :
Might there be anything on here that interests you? It's a literary festival all live online https://stayathomefest.wordpress.com/ xx
from swordfern :
"Catastrophe has been a familiar presence in my life, and this pandemic presents nothing new in terms of psychological stress." it's as though you did a surgery on my brain and extracted one of my exact thoughts. Your writing -as always - is such a gift. Your style, your observations, your candour. Sending love.
from annanotbob2 :
Thank goodness for dogs and beaches xx
from annanotbob2 :
Oh, you are losing so many people aren't you? I am so sorry. Hugs xx
from boombasticat :
I'm sorry for all your loss, but your memories of the photos of the lodge and of the eyelids are something. Thanks for telling us about it.
from annanotbob2 :
That Marcus Aurelius quote is exactly what I needed, thank you
from annanotbob2 :
23/1/20 Yes! I dream of this too - thank you for articulating it xx
from annanotbob2 :
I hear you. x
from whitepigeon :
love you, o'peeler
from narcissa :
Dec 20: xo
from annanotbob2 :
20/12 I hear you x
from swordfern :
Every entry that you write is a gift. Thank you.
from swordfern :
I am in a very beautiful place, at least it feels that way to me. I am humbled at the gifts that life continues to offer me. I am always happy to see your name in red on my buddy list. xoxo
from narcissa :
10/17: god, those casual punch in the gut racist moments. i know it. UGH
from loveherwell :
thank you :)
from swordfern :
"... while mine are loosely attended, by the both of us, because they are so vaguely defined." This resonates with me deeply.
from annanotbob2 :
This is the anniversary of my dad's death too, but in 1997. Sending hugs across the Irish Sea and thanks for your beautiful writing and your supportive comments. Wishing you peace
from swordfern :
Your writing brings me such peace. Your beautiful descriptions of people, of places. I slow down a bit after reading you and take a much needed deep breath. Thank you.
from annanotbob2 :
Thank you. On we go, really, just on we go.
from annanotbob2 :
14/08 Tonight's entry lifted my jaded spirit. The very name of yer lad Two Pony Tony and then the snogging musicians. Thank you x
from raven72d :
I love the quote from Cixous.
from boombasticat :
Congrats on the poem! That's very cool.
from boombasticat :
Thank you for your kindness. And my condolences to you, on your loss of not so long ago. Speaking of Galway, and of "dirty 30s," I just finished Sally Rooney's novel Normal People, which is more "dirty 20s," but, still, it knocked me out.
from swordfern :
I started reading you via Narcissa a while back. I'm not sure why we hadn't become friends long ago. Your writing speaks to my heart. Sending love.
from annanotbob2 :
27/5/19 My thoughts are with you xx
from loveherwell :
recently read The Field Guide to Getting Lost (by Solnit). that quote captures so much.
from annanotbob2 :
22/5/19 That resonated strongly with me. I've been trapped indoors for weeks with a growing urge for 'home' telling me that wherever it is, it's not here.
from annanotbob2 :
25/3 That's a remarkable life journey - at least to my coddled British ears. And from no formal education to a doctorate in one generation - wow. I am in awe of you both xx
from annanotbob2 :
25/3 That's a remarkable life journey - at least to my coddled British ears. And from no formal education to a doctorate in one generation - wow. I am in awe of you both xx
from narcissa :
3/24:What a long journey. Hope you’ll have some space to rest now and soak up the spring. Well done.
from annanotbob2 :
xxx
from annanotbob2 :
Thank you, and to you.
from narcissa :
congratulations dr orangepeeler! (or if you prefer, Dr Phil). I hope you are enjoying doing nothing.. or doing everything... or at the very least the joy of having nothing weighing on your mind.
from annanotbob2 :
Congratulations and good work, Dr Phil!
from annanotbob2 :
We have a houseful of mice since our old cat died, and have had to take action. They take themselves to the big, now empty, shelf in the larder to die and lie on their backs, clasping their tiny paws together, as if they've been laid out. It is heartbreaking to be killing such creatures, but I can't manage to accept them into my house and larder, to eat through everything.
from annanotbob2 :
25/10 - oh a wren - magic - what a gift
from narcissa :
10-10: thank you for the note and just generally for putting your writing out here. Reading your Sept 29 entry from a very dark place, i *felt* a flicker of that expansiveness and it reminded me of other times.
from loveherwell :
the way you write is beautiful and truly places your reader right where you are. i hope you're doing well, even on a grim day.
from annanotbob2 :
I stopped smoking for nine months in my 2nd year at uni but started again with the dissertations written in the summer 'break' - how can a person write without having a quick fag each time they need to pause, to reread a sentence, a paragraph? I used to emerge from the writing to find I was in a thick fug of smoke, with overflowing ashtray and ash all around. I started again and smoked altogether for fifty years, which I do not recommend. I feel pleased that your lyrical entry today made me remember but not yearn.
from annanotbob2 :
I love your words. Thank you for posting - landing on your diary sometimes feels like nourishment x
from narcissa :
04-Sept-18: thanks, i think all ok. *exhales*
from annanotbob2 :
That's a great horoscope!
from annanotbob2 :
2nd July - congratulations!
from bombasine :
01 july - congratulations!!
from annanotbob2 :
I used to teach that poem - a lot of the kids came to love it. I like the end: "Between my finger and my thumb The squat pen rests. I'll dig with it. "
from annanotbob2 :
I love reading your blog. I'm quite poorly and can't read much 'literature' so your beautifully chosen words are like little drops of honey, nourishing my jaded spirit. Thank you x
from narcissa :
apr 12 - amazing. congratulations!
from secret-motel :
Yeah, maybe part of the appeal is that that sort of heaven would appeal to few people. If I'm going to be anywhere forever, I hope it's a place with some elbow room. Youknowimsayin? Like dying in an airline disaster wouldn't be so bad, if I was the only passenger. But having all these crying, screaming Earthlings around me as the plane falls from the sky? No, thank you.
from narcissa :
3-28: i feel the pang between the period and the anyways. Thank you for this entry and the image of these landscapes of grace, as you called them. I appreciated the thought so much.
from narcissa :
2/14: congratulations!!! that's amazing.
from narcissa :
Tori in my late 30s makes *way* more sense than Tori in my teens. This has been a great rediscovery.
from narcissa :
good luck with this chunk! you're getting there. oof, dissertating in january is no joke, i hope you have some nice treats built into the days
from narcissa :
thanks.. in fact, i already have a job - just in a different city than the one I want to live in. So sometimes I flirt with the idea of moving there to be a crossing guard or whatever. : / Hope your writing is going well -- glacial pace or no, continental drift is still movement.
from moonbeams :
Your writing style is absolutely beautiful...and if you're not currently working in a field related to professional writing then frankly I would be surprised. Thank you for sharing your entries.
from secret-motel :
I'm with YOU, sister. I usually have to have a drink or two before calling my mother. And then another close at hand while on the phone with her.
from dangerspouse :
She didn't specify it has to be YOUR baby, right? Problem solved.
from boombasticat :
Oh, thank you. You're very kind. Sounds like you might be a writer?
from narcissa :
thank you for your 12/15 entry. It comes back to me from time to time, when i need it.
from whitepigeon :
I'll blip here forever more + hope you do, too
from boombasticat :
I hadn't heard of the Crace but will check it out. You might like Find Me by Laura van den Berg and, my favorite, The Dog Stars by Peter Heller.
from boombasticat :
Which post-apocalyptic books are you reading? (There are so many these days!)
from narcissa :
10-24: Lovely, thanks for sharing that picture. Grief is so hard, take care.
from whystinger :
I am very sorry for your loss.
from boombasticat :
Thanks for your kind note. I am very sorry for your loss. All the best and hang in there.
from secret-motel :
Ah, thank you. For some reason, that entry I wrote last night no longer shows up on my end. By the way, I'm very sorry to hear about your father. Losing a beloved parent is a rough one. Psychic hearts. --hrld--
from whitepigeon :
happiest born-time, o'peeler (we're the same age) :)
from narcissa :
I'm sorry, that's so heartbreaking. take care.
from bombasine :
so tremendously sorry for your loss.
from secret-motel :
Howdy. Thanks for the note! Actually, I kind of hope that my writing doesn't resonate with anyone. I wish a lot of it didn't resonate with or from me. But, ah well, cards dealt, dice rolled, choices made, reasons reasoned, all that, etc..
from narcissa :
9/8/17: (SOS) - oh, writing in the summers is particularly the worst. did you ever hear that story about "bird by bird"? That's how I got through mine. line. by. painful. line. Good luck to you finding that turret!
from narcissa :
Apr 30/17 - really appreciated your beauty capture of the process of a random set of rooms becoming home. For me it's always so startling when it actually happens after such a long time waiting.
from raven72d :
30 April 17--- I quite like your entries. Please do keep writing at D-Land!
from raven72d :
Your 31 Jan 16 entry--- that does say a lot. I've been writing here since June 2002, and your entry hit home.
from raven72d :
Very nice entries--- good diary.
from whystinger :
You are welcome. I see another of my comments and must say that I have been working on an online Yoga class and it sometimes kicks my ass, but that is good. Shaky arms, legs, core muscles...
from whystinger :
I have been gone for a while, life and work drawing me in and not giving me time to read or write. I must say that your writing has taken a delicious turn again, making me think "wow, how awesome is this writing." Thank you.
from whitepigeon :
cheers to fully tilting into the future, o'peeler <3
from whystinger :
I need to get my fanny back into a yoga class. I did start looking around Orlando, but the studios I found convenient were "not for me" as advised by a Yoga teacher. Mostly the ones that were convenient were big into "Hot Yoga" and I am not into that. I need to put that back on my todo list.
from orangepeeler :
Thank you, whystinger.
from whystinger :
04/08/16 entry. Beautiful.
from whystinger :
Re: your 11/09/15 entry... rang a bit too close to home. Excellent capture in a few words.
from narcissa :
gah! the labyrinth you're describing is my life.
from stardumb :
Thanks! Ur diary is a breathe of fresh air after it hasn't rained for a while. Ur words pile, pun, and saturate tho delicate true and full of the poetism needed to style hair and dress well namely that I find something I can relate to, enjoy reading and and admire. Thanks for continuing to write and update. Xo
from jaysthoughts :
Just checking to see how many diarylanders still actually check their notes and stay active.
from boombasticat :
"After disaster or newly hatched life."
from elberry :
Enjoyed! Thanks.
from raven72d :
A quote from Gaston Bachelard? Excellent.
from boombasticat :
Beautiful.
from corposant :
35 is a great age to be. And you should always be a child, for at least 80% of your day.
from stardumb :
great, thanks
from stardumb :
can i have a password? ;0
from whitepigeon :
No password-email (yet) + oh, no!
from whitepigeon :
May I be passworded, 'peeler?
from heer :
hello. a branch reaches out from this tree, to you.
from orderwine :
i'm sure it will.
from ernst :
Well stated. The lacuna between muse and sandwich, Ive had a tough time bridging that one myself.
from orangepeeler :
Stardumb: That bit of genius belongs to Dorianne Laux. Whitepigeon: I'm leaning on my balcony, trying to catch the sound of your chimes...
from stardumb :
loved you're latest poem. delicious to the soul and brilliant.
from whitepigeon :
Shaking a sweet mess of notes out of a SoCal apartment-patio wind chime for you, today.
from stardumb :
i absolutely love your diary and your style. amazing. :)
from illiac :
go on, little phoenix!
from boombasticat :
Bang! Wham! That was fun.
from whitepigeon :
here's to the perfume of a rotting bunch :)
from whitepigeon :
I've got a couple of bananas for you.
from bornearly :
Thank you for your post today (7/12.) I love reading every one. I'm not here so often any more (moved to Wordpress) but you are always an inspiration, even while writing about not being inspired. Blessings to you. - Bornearly (www.madagnes.com)
from pettyquarrel :
I just discovered your journal. I adore it.
from whitepigeon :
as a (fellow?) PhD'er in Lit., I'm relating+ to your 10/13 entry. I want Sontagian exactitude, Didionic cool (or vice-versa?).
from pondlife :
I login after several weeks absence, and everything becomes illuminated; you're the reason I've been dreaming of Siam dancers.
from pondlife :
I have to warn you, that sort of flattery will get you everywhere. Thanks for the compliment, I don't know how beautiful it is though. And with anonymity on my side, it's probably been a little too honest at times. But you, I'm in awe of the landscapes you paint. And jealous. The older I get the less I write, and when I do it seems terribly mundane, boring. Where are you? I've wondered from time to time. I divide my time these days between Charleston, SC and East Sussex, England. My partner and I recently spent two weeks in Denmark, which was just stunning. And I have plans for Prague, Budapest and Vienna-I enjoy traveling obviously. Wow, I really rambled on there a bit. Ahem...
from hthespy :
Just doing my part to make everyone as bummed out as I am, heh heh. But really, I'll be ok.
from pondlife :
Let me know if you would like a password.
from pondlife :
Last Goodbye and Hallelujah are favourites. Your writing is amazing, but you probably already know that. Just really rather lovely, all of it.
from lobo21 :
On a Sunday morn' a passed by and instead of carying on, your words struck me in such a way that I had to stop and say 'hi" Neighbourly of me eh? No, I just wanted to say, with your permission of course, that I would like to pass this way again. Funny thing about the heart, one of our most powerful organs also happens to be one of the most fragile. Curious to me why we are always trying to give it away. Thank you for making me ponder.
from pondlife :
Wondering which Jeff Buckley song would be on repeat? Your thoughts tonight are lovely and dark and all too familiar.
from whitepigeon :
Lovely o'peeler, email me at wristwave@yahoo.com and I'll give you a password. best, stephanie
from crestone :
Such a wonderful O'hara quote--wasn't he so wise beyond his years?
from raven72d :
the 'portrait of a marriage' entry was powerful...
from pondlife :
Thanks for adding me, nice to be mutually admired. Very nice diary.
from raven72d :
rather lovely entries...
from goodluckgold :
heyyy love profileee!!!!!
from crestone :
thanks! i'm looking forward to being a student again, but am going to miss california terribly!
from secret-blue :
Totally love today's entry (5/29). Very well written and soulful :o)
from crestone :
brilliant may 21 entry. i loved that!
from crestone :
thanks for the super nice note!
from softblossoms :
how funny! i'm writing in a new space and a few days ago wrote something sort of similar, about fruit and yogurt and honey. i'll add you over yonder so you can see what i mean.
from hthespy :
this entry was SO GOOD. i love it.
from mountainhick :
the sky cracks with light as the rain falls fast and thunder storms outside my door and its you touching base from a land afar. Living not knowing one day to the next in this place I now call home I search yours poems and thoughts of the past and the world around you. always keeping an eye out and an open door to my dreams.
from softblossoms :
glad to hear it! country nights... i'm envious.
from softblossoms :
your writing is so magical
from bluperspex :
why thank yee. an for you to. hope it's delish!
from bluperspex :
a merry, merry to you - may it be blessed and utterly fabulous!
from rocketsauce :
THANK YOU, YOU LOVELY SPECIMAN OF A PERSON WHOM I DO NOT KNOW.
from rocketsauce :
its ok. i guess i messed up. no worries. enjoy your new home! be sure to write about it. i'm sure you dont need me to tell you that though.
from rocketsauce :
oh gosh i never check my notes! i am 13 st marks #6r ny ny 10003 i need yours again too! its waiting!
from spindle :
and in the end, it worked out brilliantly. I found a novel by Anne Hebert that I haven't read yet, I picked up Jonathan Safran Foer's new novel and this memoir I have had my eyes on for a year now, of growing up as a Muslim girl in Bengali. I am set now. and I have to admit: as much as I am coming to dislike it, there are a handful of really tangible benefits to working in a bookstore.
from softblossoms :
o, thanks for your note! i had an incredible week in a forest fairyland (sore neck now from looking up at the warblers).
from softblossoms :
o my, it was amazing. one hopped down onto a low branch and i was able to admire so closely! compare birdnotes, certainly. i'm curious about the birdlife in n.CA, which is where you are, yes?
from rocketsauce :
i love your diary too! it's so special! keep it up.
from softblossoms :
o thank you! and o! you're a birder! are you library folk, too? (saw jessamyn in your links)
from idrewmyship :
i dont know where the shore is. if its the future, i'ma stay in bed. i'm glad you cry too. sometimes i wish someone was around to lick away my salt-tears.
from bluperspex :
i want packages and letters!
from spindle :
I see things that are horribly dead lying in the street. they turn into plastic bags, drifts of leaves, pages from a newspaper. sometimes they end up actually being dead things, but if they are, they're never horrible. they can't summon the same revulsion a dirty broken bottle in the corner of my eye can.
from he-left-me :
i just started this public diary, so im letting every1 know that they can leave an entry whenever they want. if u have any comments feel free to leave me a note.
from clitty :
I think that dork-wad was just trying to be friendly and racially open. No need to get all worked up, just answer her question.
from dork-wad :
Hi I'm hispanic. Are you indian?
from bluperspex :
that... was the most beautiful thing i have read in so long...
from novembre :
my diary is locked for the time being because i happened upon a very nosy family member. to read novembre, just say "hello" twice.
from orangepaw :
Oranges rule :D
from foxynracer :
peeling oranges! ha thats great I love oranges!
from fucked-raw :
from santacruzer :
Hey, thanks for joining the Cambodia ring. It's great to have another fan of the beautiful country. Your writing is profound.
from neighborhood :
p., it would not let me sign your book again, but here goes: i believe you will find said poem on said page in said anthology entitled "from totems to hip-hop" or something to that effect. quite so., a.
from keeds :
you're an orangepeeler..how insightful can you be.
from shamsi9 :
where have you been all my diaryland life?
from talularuth :
why do you like toni morrison? What have you read?
from asteroidbelt :
who are the len brown society?
from kif :
i'm always word-shy here but wanted to make a small deposit for all i withdrawal from here.
from boyrepellant :
i like your diary immensely--too bad you don't have your aim turned on, you would be cool to talk to. check out my page and let me know what you think.

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