21 August 2012

70 things in 2,669 days

(or, before I turn 49)

1. fill a room with balloons
2. swim in turquoise waters
3. shoot with the yashica
4. spend the night in a yurt
5. finish the patchwork wall
6. cross the canadian border
7. develop the box full of film
8. walk across seventy bridges
9. fly down seventy slides
10. label the backs of the polaroids
11. label the backs of the photobooth strips
12. own a pink ukelele
13. learn to rewire a lamp
14. take the train down to los angeles
15. run through clouds of color
16. wear the fellini dress
17. rifle through tables of junk at the largest fleamarket in the world
18. celebrate twenty years of marriage
19. stand at the top of the falls
20. spend the night in a trailer
21. bake a lemon meringue pie
22. visit that one mountain
23. decorate that old bike
24. send the thank you notes
25. finish the q&a book
26. learn more italian
28. make (and wear) a crown of daisies
29. write about the charm bracelets
30. plant the tulip bulbs
31. hang the souvenir plates
32. take ava and ezra to chicago
33. take ava and ezra to new york
34. archive the old family photographs
35. ride the east bank esplanade
36. rollerskate with friends
38. take one hundred dance classes
39. make one hundred paper flowers
40. visit the japanese baths
41. spend the night in the pink room
42. shoot polaroids in italy
43. throw a backyard color party
44. fill a book with collages
45. take a capoiera class
46. transform the basement
48. visit the world famous giant camera
49. ride a bicycle made for two
50. hit the rose bowl fleamarket
51. finish construction of the site
52. trace the sicilian family line
53. spend the night in a treehouse
54. perfect the lemonade recipe
55. ride the santa cruz sky candy
56. snorkel and shell in familiar waters
58. write one sentence everyday for a year
59. have a show here in portland
60. resurrect the hammock
61. revisit the underwater camera
62. visit paradise gardens
63. develop the secret workshop
64. finish the book of polaroid portraits
65. make a little zine
66. get a little ink
68. ride the rooftop ferris wheel
69. spend the night in a teepee
70. run willy nilly into the cold, cold ocean

(numbers 27, 37, 47, 57 and 67 have intentionally been left blank and with good reason-- eight years is a long time) (left room for the unexpected)

12 August 2012

these days

I have mostly been out in it. summer, that is. there was another train adventure, an unfortunate sunburn, a continued love affair with the city of san francisco, a gaggle of downtown fountains, the picking of wild blackberries, cosmos gone loco in the garden, a broken hammock, a spectacular fleamarket, an ocean of lemonade. additionally, the sun continues to shine, much to my disbelief. am left with nothing but my unadulterated love for it, my ridiculous plan to stuff drops and bits of it into mason jars to save for the long winter ahead.