Hibernation Station

by Angeliska on January 21, 2008


She used to wear her hair like you
except when she was sleeping,
and then she’d weave it on a loom
of smoke and gold and breathing.


Escape by Amy Earles
She is one of my favorite artists.
All I want to do is hibernate lately-
the grey and rainy weather makes me
terribly lazy and only want long baths
and hot tea and to space out
in front of the space heater..


Citrine lasses eat marmalade molasses.

Are you feeling gloomsome and affected by seasonal disorders?
Do you have achy bones, a frown, a scaly hide?
Swollen glands, phantosmia, dropsy, gout?
I have discovered a marvelous treatment-
it feels wonderful and very effective:
1. Get some organic, cold-pressed (not roasted!) sesame oil
2. Drag a heater and a chair into your bathtub pavilion.
3. Cover your body in the sesame oil
4. Massage it in, stretch, read a book, sauté yourself for a good while.
5. Draw a hot-hot-hot bath and add sweet orange oil
6. Scrub with loofah!
7. Now you are pink and happy!


photo by loremipsum / Andrew Lin
I have become so obsessed with ikura.
Golden orbs of sunshine that explode in your mouth!
Such an extremely delightful sensation!
Caviar is my special birthday treat food-
I know it’s evil, but I love it inordinately.
No one else in my house does,
so I got to eat a huge box of it all by myself!
I made lots of tiny elfin sammiches like this:
✽ dark pumpernickel or ukrainian rye bread
✽ taramosalata spread
✽ ajvar
✽ sliced cucumber
✽ alfalfa sprouts
✽ lots of ikura
✽ topped with a leetle black forest mushroom!
So delicious!

Oh yes, and so my camera died.
I bought it when I was in Madrid
and it served me very well for three years
until on Hexmas night it just kicked the bucket.
I feel oddly like a necessary appendage has been cut off-
my eye or hand, or a window blocked up.
Practicing seeing.
It’s harder than you think.
Hard not to want to document
everything that happens.
All the same, I must have
a camera before Mardi Gras..
I need something that is:
✽ light + portable
✽ durable
✽ good macro functions
✽ excellent low-light magic
✽ bad-ass
✽ cheap-ish
Recommendations?
Do you have too many cameras
and you need to give me one?
I will gladly accept!
Until then, expect to see lots
of olden photographs here..
I need one soonly because…


Second Line down Claiborne
Mardi Gras is February 5th!
I’m not missing it this year, no matter what.
I strongly believe that everyone should
experience Mardi Gras-
at least once, if not every year,
as it is such a marvelous experience..


Helen Hill R.I.P.
(May 9, 1970 – January 4, 2007)
We miss you sweet lady.
We will eat cupcakes and
cotton candy and shake
a tailfeather for you.
We will try and remember to be kind,
and happy like you were.


Ghost women in the frozen woods, oh banshees..
And why are you so quiet now
standing there in the doorway?
You chose your journey long before
you came upon this highway.

2 comments

These are really wonderful. Can I borrow an image for my blog?
I hope so. I will post the link.
Thanks
Arlene

by Arlene deWinter on June 2, 2009 at 11:14 pm. #

ARLENE: Sure thing.I couldn’t find sources for all of the images, trying to get better at always linking all that up..

by Angeliska on June 4, 2009 at 11:08 am. #

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