the ugly earring

ug‧ly [uhg-lee] offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance

surviving the common cold

The mother’s battle for her child with sickness, with poverty, with war, with all the forces of exploitation and callousness that cheapen human life needs to become a common human battle, waged in love and in the passion for survival.
~Adrienne Rich

(what heavy thoughts come with a fever.)
(and the perfect song for such thoughts:  Gymnopedie No. 3
(painting by igor melnikov)


today’s temp: 81 degrees

The closest thing to winter.

(jasmin winter: here)
(and this too: listen, snow is falling)