“Half of learning how to play is learning what not to play…” ani difranco

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I have for some time been working on a Moleskine Accordian Notebook to create a book of quotes from favorite song lyrics of mine and illustrations to go with those quotes. I have created one of them for Thing 4 for Thing a Day

worrysaur

This one is a quote from a Soul Coughing song,  So Far I Have Not Found the Science. “I don’t mind worry following me like a dinosaur.”

I also decided to show you another one that I made a few days ago from a lovely Regina Spektor song, Love Affair. “There was a love affair in this building. The kind of love affair that every respectable building wants to keep as a legend.”

love affair

in progress….

I am a work in progress
dressed in the fabric of
a world unfolding
offering me intricate
patterns of questions
rhythms that never come clean
and strengths that you
still haven’t seen

-from The Slant, by Ani Difranco

My Mondo Beyondo continues to be in progress… like much of my life… I am getting more comfortable with this state. It seems like a necessity at this point. So this morning I embrace it- I am a work in progress- and that is ok- in fact it is quite good.

Cartography of Spirit

turtle in water
“We die containing a richness of lovers and tribes, tastes we have swallowed, bodies we have plunged into and swum up as if rivers of wisdom, characters we have climbed into as if trees, fears we have hidden in as if caves. I wish for all this to be marked on my body when I am dead. I believe in such a cartography- to be marked by nature, not just to label ourselves on a map like the names of rich men and women on buildings. We are communal histories, communal books. We are not owned or monogamous in our taste or experience. All I desired was to walk upon such an earth that had no maps.”
–michael ondaatje (the english patient)