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Green Light People

In Uncategorized on June 22, 2011 at 10:44 pm

I leave this weekend.

Every time I respond to the “when do you leave?” question, I almost can’t believe the words I’m saying. I’m a lot of things, but mostly just excited.

*interlude*

Yup, exactly like that.

Moving on!
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Black Coffee

In Uncategorized on June 13, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Only a few days left before I take off and all my procrastination is coming back to get me.
A friend shared this video with me today and I can definitely get into this. South African house music, here I come!

*warning: may induce spontaneous head bobbing*

I’m in!

Kilimanjaro

In Uncategorized on June 6, 2011 at 9:34 am

In other unrelated things…

I want to be HER when I grow up.

I’ve never actively followed the Noisettes, but Shingai Shoniwa’s Read the rest of this entry »

Bag Lady

In Uncategorized on June 5, 2011 at 2:52 pm

I finally got around to doing a little packing today.

I have…alot of clothes, so it’s a little challenging trying to decide what is necessary and what I might…maybe…possibly wear. My other great love is shopping and I do it embarrassingly well. While doing some google “research” on Cape Town, I came across this great street style blog Cinder & Skylark. It is such a great collection of the eclectic style and art scene, I can’t wait to experience it first hand. I’m also a lover of all things vintage and I may or may not have mapped out places to feed my habit. Don’t judge me.

So it’s been that kind of afternoon, trying to decide what needs to be a part of this journey and what is just…baggage. Read the rest of this entry »

A Litany For Survival – Audre Lorde

In Thoughts on June 4, 2011 at 12:52 pm

For those of us who live at the shoreline
standing upon the constant edges of decision
crucial and alone
for those of us who cannot indulge
the passing dreams of choice
who love in doorways coming and going
in the hours between dawns
looking inward and outward
at once before and after
seeking a now that can breed
futures
like bread in our children’s mouths
so their dreams will not reflect
the death of ours:

For those of us
who were imprinted with fear
like a faint line in the center of our foreheads
learning to be afraid with our mother’s milk
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Fearless

In Thoughts on June 4, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Tonight
we are fearless

we’ll run
with scissors
stare down
a spitting cobra
play chicken
with a high speed train

we have known
our share of pain
swallowed a deeper
kind of poison
we are not afraid
to crash

We’ll walk
naked
into
the eye of storm
call down lightning
and dare it
to touch us

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Cape Town

In Cape Town on June 4, 2011 at 4:22 am

In 3 weeks I’ll be setting off on my most exciting journey to date. I’m moving to Capetown, South Africa for the summer. I started this blog to capture my experience, but this is much more than simply travelling to another country for 3 or 4 months. It truly is about living out your dreams and having the courage to Read the rest of this entry »