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Saturday
Feb012014

12 years later everything is new (and yet not so much)

Thursday
Nov072013

"there's a sunrise and a sunset every single day"

"and they're absolutely free. don't miss so many of them." - Jo Walton

Wednesday
Oct022013

summer memories

Barcelona, July 2013.

Wednesday
Jun122013

london boys & paris boys

an afternoon playing in the fountains near King's Cross station under the glorious sun.

my favorite boys.

Monday
Jun032013

TEDxYouth@BoulogneBillancourt

I'm still trying to process the whole thing.

I couldn't have hoped for a more fun and inspiring event.

and I'm so grateful to all the people who helped make it happen.

photos by the gracious Xanthe Berkeley.

more photos here.

more information here and here.

Monday
Mar252013

how to have a fun vacation (Marrakech edition)

get lost in the souks (you don't even have to try for that one).

notice the doors. the beautiful, hand carved wooden doors.

finish every meal with a glass of mint tea.

soak up the bold, intense cobalt blue in the Majorelle Garden, and a collection of "love" posters that Yves Saint Laurent designed over a period of 35 years and sent as greeting to his closest friends.

cat people, this city is for you.

Saturday
Mar232013

look what you made possible

Thursday
Jan312013

Finn 

FEB 15. 2000 - JAN 17. 2013

the sadness comes in waves, repeatedly, consistently, inevitably. I see her everywhere, and I miss her all the time. my most faithful companion, my very best friend.

Thursday
Dec132012

all is calm

actually, it is not.

but in less than a week we will all be lolling around the apartment in our pajamas and finally spending some time together as a family.

and I know it will be then.

Wednesday
Dec122012

12 things on 12.12.12.

my dog head butted me until I eventually dragged myself out of bed and fed her.

I briefly talked with my Mom on the phone.

I wore Converse.

I didn't get what I wanted and it turned out to be a blessing.

Spanx are my new best friend.

I'm working on a project for this musical (and just like that, I'm 14 again).

Sean designed his very own zoo. he also learned about menstruation, and then exclaimed "thank you God, I'm a boy!"

I missed my husband.

two balls fell off our Christmas tree.

Will was mad and in a bad mood all day. when it happens, he usually retreats to my bed and reads for hours.

I watched this movie.

I said "thank you" and "I'm sorry". and I meant it.