Friday, June 5, 2009

Things I can only write in the dark

I love writing letters to my dearest friends on stiff parchment paper and sealing them with an old fashioned wax seal. It's so lovely to communicate to them this way and is a relief in my over-texting, e-mail crazy life. Earth Hour got me started on shutting off all the lights in my apartment and writing by candlelight, and it's such a peaceful time in my week when I can sit inside a quiet pocket of time that doesn't feel like the 21st century:

I wish I could afford to have fresh flowers in my house every week. I think it's a very grown-up characteristic:

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Out, out brief candle

For some reason I've been putting myself to sleep lately by reading various scenes from Hamlet aloud. As a result I wake up in the middle of the night with spooky thoughts.

It is strange to be at a point in your life where you are working on the career you will have for the rest of your life. So I was thinking of all the various careers I could have had that would have been pretty fun in my opinion:

1. Acrobat in the circus -- I took gymnastics when I was younger and always found this fascinating, contortionism in particular
2. Bakery owner -- baking delectable items is still high on my list of things I love to do, I recently made a decadent three layer chocolate cake rife with raspberries, almonds and caramel for my sisters birthday. We celebrated in an open park though, and it was difficult to light the candles. When finally we had them lit, several of us had to crowd around them, cupping the flames to protect it from wind until she could blow them out. How silly.
3. Burlesque dancer -- I've always loved this stuff, the festival
is coming up soon. I think I would have been to shy for something like this though.
4. Matchmaker -- because I enjoy seeing people fall in love, and find the dynamics of that equation interesting.
5. Rockette -- it combines two of my favorite things - dancing and Christmas!