early wisdom

November 10, 2014

soul is good

{from A Little Bit of Soul Food by Amy Wilson Sanger}

fieldnotes on motherhood, vol. 2

July 8, 2014

i’ve come to love the afternoon with you

that softly rounded peak of our budding daily rhythm

it emerges each day from the dull haze of morning

and floats aloft the often jagged edges of the evening hours

suspended time, it seems

defined by the slow shift of sunlight and shadow against

the living room curtains

a safe space for magical moments

and unexpected gifts

like those few precious hours just days ago

when you, my little jumping bean,

my little guppie always in motion,

grew quiet

and dreamy

and, nestling your head against my shoulder,

decided inexplicably –

deliciously –

to rest

your tiny body slumped against mine

wanting nothing

and giving everything

a fleeting eternity of utter surrender and perfect bliss

and i thought:

this is the stuff of true wonder

this, right here, is what will carry you through

- a.

july 8, 2014

the early days: an album

July 3, 2014

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fieldnotes on motherhood, vol. 1

June 9, 2014

remember tonight:

standing on the stoop

just before sundown

bare feet on cool concrete

slight toussle of the evening breeze

whispering of summer

and the stillness

that wrapped the neighborhood

suddenly

blessedly

leaving just you two,

you and your infant son,

to hear the birds in their bedtime banter

and see the sunset suspended

in the shatter of water droplets

dangling like forgotten diamonds

from the bouganvilla

the gentle sway of your dance together

the impossible softness of his arm

and the bare blue of sky

reflected in his eyes

just you two

alone in the universe

of small blessings

- a.

8th of june, 2014

wish i was here

March 11, 2014

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pick of the week

February 17, 2014

majorly crushing on these Tony Paul sling chairs from the Jason Koharik vintage collection:

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a final note for 2013

December 31, 2013

with the season for all kinds of “best of” lists upon us, i was inspired to make a playlist of my own, something that would capture a year of musical antidotes and lyrical obsessions. this isn’t a list of the latest and greatest (i’ll leave that to the folks who actually keep up with the joneses). it’s more a collection of tunes that rode shotgun with me this year and made more than a few revolutions through my car speakers. and now, as we bid 2013 adieu, i pay them forward to you. may they help end your year on an excellent note.

much love and best wishes,

lex

stairstruck

December 4, 2013

sourcing inspiration online today started all kinds of design crushes:

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feeling inspired

November 22, 2013

ms. kelly certainly put the amazing into her own graceful style:

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persian feast: an album

September 30, 2013

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