When I look at the shape
of America on the map,
my love, it is you I see:
the heights of copper on your head,
your breasts, wheat and snow,
you slender waist,
swift throbbing rivers, sweet
hills and meadows,
and in the cold of the south your feet end 
its geography of duplicated gold.


Little America excerpt - Pablo Neruda 

I am SO EXCITED because I just learned that Bon Iver will be at Straz Hall the beginning of this June… and I must go. The question is, WHO WILL GO WITH ME?? ANYONE?

Elle is adorableeeeee

My little brother is such a stud. 

No, forgive me.

If you are not living,
if you, beloved, my love
if you have died 
all the leaves will fall on my breast,
it will rain upon my soul night and day,
the snow will burn my heart,
I shall walk with cold and fire and death and snow,
my feet will want to march toward where you sleep,
but
I shall go on living,
because you wanted me to be, above all things,
untamable,
and, love, because you know that I am not just one man
but all men.

-Pablo Neruda, The Captain’s Verses 

Old family camera and myself in the background as captured by Trey.

We Are One

Hello all!

I would like to introduce you to my lovely friend Rosie, if you haven’t heard of her already. In her words, a Peaceful Warrior fighting the battle for her life, she has many talents, like writing poetry and cooking delicious-looking vegan food, but really, there is so much more! Read more about her @ We Are One

On her blog, she writes:

I will be here —> we.are.one@inbox.com
And you email me a question you have, or a concern, or just a pondering about life. Perhaps it’s something you feel too shy or embarrassed to ask others, or too scared to ask yourself. Or perhaps you just needed a loving awakening to realize that someone out there cares for you, even if we’ve never met.
So write me, and I will write or video back. :)

She is such a beautiful person, inside and out, and I wish you to go learn more about her :)

In five days I take a pretty big test. I feel confident about it. Yet still I’ve been feeling really down* for the past couple of weeks and it’s been making it difficult to study. Has that ever happened to anyone else? I can study if I’m sick, but if my spirit isn’t in it, it’s really difficult. I’m sucking it up till Friday and praying I do well, because I honestly do not want to take it again. After that I plan to spend my free time hiding under my covers, taking lots of photos (probably of shoes) and drawing pictures of cats (only for you tumblr, I’m not much of a cat person).

Hearts for cute furry animals cuddling.

*I am now that person that reblogs a cute picture of furry animals and sticks it in the dumpster with a sad story. I know.

(via andreaschoice)

Shoe porn Wednesday Shoe porn Wednesday
Polka dots are one of my guilty pleasures. Polka dots are one of my guilty pleasures. Polka dots are one of my guilty pleasures. Polka dots are one of my guilty pleasures.

This is my non-human BFF Lucy. We are having a sleepover. She’s already snoring like a little pigglet.

“Darling, you will not find
in the well into which you fall
what I keep for you on the heights:
a bouquet of dewy jasmines,
a kiss deeper than your abyss.”
— Pablo Neruda