Tuesday, June 26, 2012

betowering

Photo by georgiegirl


wanneer ons praat, dit is magic.
die fladderende gebeur. nog altyd.

jy het my herinner weer gister.
'n eenvoudige oomblik. oorweldigende

828

Photo from WMU

agt honderd agt-en-twintig dae. Wanneer het agt honderd agt-en-twintig dae gebeur?

Sparkling Dawn


Found this while looking at files on my ipod tonight. It was written last October, and I just never got around to finishing it or doing anything with it so I thought I'd throw it up here just for fun.

Capricho

Photo from Childreach

Detrás de cada espejo
hay una estrella muerta
y un arco iris niño
que duerme.



Detrás de cada espejo
hay una calma eterna
y un nido de silencios
que no han volado.



El espejo es la momia
del manantial, se cierra,
como concha de luz,
por la noche.



El espejo
es la madre-rocío,
el libro que diseca
los crepúsculos, el eco hecho carne.



-Federico García Lorca

Friday, June 15, 2012

Reasons I Love San Diego: The Coronado Bay Bridge


The Coronado Bay Bridge—also known by plenty of other names, such as “the San Diego-Coronado Bridge,” “the Coronado Bridge,” or really even just “the bridge”—is one of the most well-known landmarks in the area. 
Image from the California Dept of Transportation
I’ll spare you all the tedious architectural details, but it is over two miles long, around 200 feet above the surface of the water, and has been around since 1969. For someone who traditionally dislikes bridges, all three of those details should be sufficient reasons to not write this post. 

I blame Disney for my dislike of bridges from a young age. Specifically, 
from 6:55 - 8:10 of this clip. 

In spite of its reputation as a suicide bridge (link to more about that here), I find the Coronado Bridge to be one of the most beautiful things about this area. No matter which direction you're headed, when you cross over the bay you're transported into what is almost like another world. On one side, you have the concrete jungle of downtown San Diego, and as you're crossing over toward it you meet a view of endless land...buildings, trees, mountains as far as the eye can see.  As you cross over going west toward Coronado, you can see the Pacific Ocean stretching out before you descend into a tropical paradise. 


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Parts That Remain

“We age not by holding on to youth, but by letting ourselves grow and embracing whatever youthful parts remain.” 
 -Keith Richards

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Reasons I love San Diego: Sprouts

The reasons I love living here are basically endless, but one recently-discovered addition is:

Sprouts (click to go to their website)

Sprouts is, in a nutshell, any veggie-lover's dream...a huge indoor farmers market. :) You can obviously get more than just fruits and vegetables there, they have plenty of meats, wines, grains, dairy, etc as well, but mostly I'm thrilled that I'm somewhere with good enough weather that it feels like everything is in season all the time.

credit: Sprouts Farmers Market

I currently have fresh corn on the cob, avocados, tomatoes, broccoli, spinach, bell peppers, honeydew, pineapple, AND MORE. As I said, a veggie-lover's dream :)