Thursday, May 31, 2012

fauxchella 2012

faux-che-lla: v. the act of camping (annually) in joshua tree, together with one's friends, new and old,  for the purpose of creating music.

Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu

"confession is nothing but humility in action.  we used to call it penance, but really it is a sacrament of love, a sacrament of forgiveness.  when there is a gap between me and Christ, when my love is divided, anything can come to fill the gap.  confession is a place where i allow Jesus to take away from me everything that divides, that destroys."
-mother teresa.

Friday, May 25, 2012

t.s. eliot

"time is no healer.  the patient is no longer here."  four quartets; t.s. eliot.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

the more america i want to see...

My year abroad made me appreciate the history of Europe, but more than anything, it stirred a wonder in me for all that America is and has become.  I think being a Poli Sci or International Politics student tends to jade your view of America, but I'm really so amazed by how this land started, and filled with a burden for its recent ways.  But there's so much magic here!  Though there are some really sad things in our past, we also come from a tradition of overcoming and learning.  It makes me remember that there's SO much more I haven't yet discovered about it.  So many places I haven't been and people I haven't known.  There are places that once enchanted me, that I'm longing to revisit.  Here's a list of where I'd like to go/re-go.

1.  Savannah, Georgia
2.  Portland and Bend, Oregon
3.  the Redwoods
4.  the Adirondacks
5.  NYC-in the summer-time.
6.  Billings, Montana
7.  all of the state of New Mexico
8.  The Northeast Kingdom & Champlain Lake Valley in Vermont
9.  back to lake Travis in Austin, TX
10.  ALASKA!!