Wednesday, January 23, 2013

the end of banja luka as i know it

it appeared a few months ago.

let the weight gain and money drain begin.

and now a moment of silence in memory of the once beautiful historical architecture that was destroyed to install this monument to mediocrity.

* update: it didn't last long. shuttered and gone...

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

why my favorite mother-in-law
is my favorite mother-in-law

nearly 30 years (can that be right?) of friendship and fond memories.

and  because she thinks of things like this:

a christmas care package from the usa filled with chocolates and my all-time holiday favorites, stove top stuffing and home baked pie crust pieces sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

the sun is watching me this morning

the morning sky is white. the sun, a pale pupil. it peers at me as i stretch. it peers at me as i dance. it moves to the next window and peers at me as i lay down on the floor and iron out the length of my body on my foam roller. then to the glass door as i sit up to close my eyes and just breathe. and with my first long, deep breath to the strains of ong so hung, the sun opens up and bathes me in warmth and light.

translation from gurmukhi:
ong - the creative consciousness of the universe
sohung - i am that