Friday, September 23, 2011

Growing Pains

For the month of September, I love:

1. Summer Camp's "Ghost Train" .

Way back in September
I boarded the train.
Neon lights guiding me
Far from where I came.

Autumn brought you to me.
Speed from land to sea.
Land to sea and back again
And now there's only me

Dawn broke out the window.
The glass filled up with pink.
You held my hand and told me,
"Try hard not to think."
You probably can't picture
The look that's in my eyes,
But I will never forget
The heartache of your sighs.

The slow train brought you to me.
Fast train sent you back,
Sent you far from me and I'm

2. Decorating my apartment. I've discovered my true interiors love: Danish modern furniture. I'm obsessed with it, and I wish I had more space for more pieces...

3. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. I'm addicted to it. Satrapi retells the story of the Iranian revolution through the perspective of her 10-year old self.

4. My Steven Alan "Janis" hat. I want to wear it everyday with everything.

5. All things coconut.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Postcards from Tunisia

Some of my favorite shots. Every Sunday when I go to church I feel a little twinge, a part of me that misses the quiet and the peace of Tunis, the slow Mediterranean pace. On Sundays I would usually cab it to church, then walk home. On the way back I'd get a 2 dinar smoothie from a small little hole in the wall. I'm sip it under the sun, usually have a little afternoon cigarette, put on my headphones and start the trek home.

Future Starts Slow

Today was the first day since moving back to Austin that there was a breeze and weather in the low 90's. It felt amazing and sentimental. I love the feeling of changing seasons (even though I think today was a temporary fluke). It brought me back to the last time I had moved back to Austin, post-Paris. I was living at Brian's, working up north, spending evenings with Bethany and our crew, dancing and going to Sunset shows. Those days were full and long and emotional and sweet and hard.

Now I'm living alone, working in south Austin, preparing for Bethany's wedding and move... Things feel less crazy and passionate, more stable, sometimes boring and sometimes sad, but good. I have a couch and a bed and a zebra rug. Pics to come soon.