quote of however-long-I-feel-like:

Suppose we have only dreamed, or made up, all those things - trees and grass and sun and moon and stars.

Suppose we have.

Then all I can say is that, in any case, the made - up things seem a good deal more important than the real ones.

-Puddleglum, The Silver Chair

Thursday, October 1, 2009

F: Found.

a new blog. I love it, her, her hair, her ambition, her writing, her thoughts and insights, and how they make me think. Basically, she is incredible. 

My favorite entry: 

How do I capture the mood that I am in, standing here on this epic front lawn that overlooks the city of Jerusalem? I am a painter looking out with a brush and palette wondering where I begin. The sun is falling closer to the horizon making the shadows long--it's colder than it could be, and in the way of the moon only one side of the Dome reflects the sun's light. The other side is completely dark.

I am a part of the scenery, this is how I feel.

I have come to know the corridors of the Old City flanked with carpets and beads. I've come to know the people there--the fantastic people there and the rough people there and the ones that simply pretend you're not there. I've sat and talked with friends on Ben Yehuda with gelato in hand and been spat on at Mea Shearem. I have favorite churches and stores and merchants; I am a part of this city. A very small thread, especially compared to say, David or Solomon or Constantine, but one still, and only because I met the people, had dinner with the people, laughed very hard and danced with the people, and sat and cried with the people and all within their homes where they welcomed me.

Jerusalem is not a city that will let itself be owned by anyone; it's always resisted being reduced to property and has always repelled those who started thinking it was something that belonged to them. No, the most one can hope for is to belong to Jeruslaem. 

- Journal Entry: April 16th, 2009

post edit: I possibly lied. I have found about 20 more posts that are so eloquent and make me emotional. Curses. 

1 shout outs:

Sean: said...

I'm going to Jerusalem, someday. My father almost named me after that city but my mother said 'no'. Also, I responded to your comments. Sorry it took so long but I've been without a computer for the past few days. I hope all is well with you in the land of milk and honey. I heard it got cold just as my plane landed. Figures.