the 2010 book list
I wasn't even going to write out the list of books I read this year because I shamefacedly thought it wasn't enough to make a list. However, once I checked into it, I realized I had read more than I remembered, and that over half of them were worthy of sharing! Anyway, here's the list of what I read this past year, in order:
December 30, 2010
December 30, 2010 Candace Morris 2 Comments
let the lists begin - the 2010 soundtrack
December 29, 2010
December 29, 2010 Candace Morris 4 Comments
In order of appearance.
a humble christmas
December 28, 2010
December 28, 2010 Candace Morris 7 Comments
December 23, 2010
December 23, 2010 Candace Morris 3 Comments
Because everyone needs a little something irreverent mixed in with the traditional.
It makes me laugh every time I open the door.
Now if you would like to know WHY I have an velvet pasty ornament, that is simply unexplainable.
the little things
December 22, 2010
December 22, 2010 Candace Morris 2 Comments
I love little things that combine into a feeling of overall magic. Jillian's tree contest, my owl ornaments from Kelly, wonderful conversations over dinner with Devon, December Nights photo group, getting together for Niki's mole, wrapping presents, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, drinking mimosas, the dollar store outing for stocking stuffers, etc, etc etc
What are your little things?
After I wrote this post, I was informed that Joel does, in fact, NOT participate in the giving of clues. Apparently it's a tradition I made up all by myself to keep that sucker from guessing all his presents like a smart ass. God, I love him.
a poem written long ago
Weary of myself, and sick of asking
December 21, 2010
December 21, 2010 Candace Morris 1 Comments
What I am, and what I ought to be,
At this vessel's prow I stand, which bears me
Forwards, forwards o'er the starlit sea.
And a look of passionate desire
O'er the sea and to the stars I send:
"Ye who from my childhood up have calmed me,
Calm me, ah, compose me to the end!"
"Ah, once more," I cried, "ye stars, ye waters,
On my heart your mighty charm renew;
Still, still let me, as I gaze upon you,
Feel my soul becoming vast like you!"
From the intense, clear, star-sown vault of heaven,
Over the lit sea's unquiet way,
In the rustling night-air came the answer:
"Wouldst though BE as they are? LIVE as they.
"Unaffrighted by the silence round them,
Undistracted by the sights they see,
These demand not that the things without them
Yield them love, amusement, sympathy.
"And with joy the stars perform their shining,
And the sea its long moon-silvered roll;
For self-poised they live, nor pine with noting
All the fever of some differing soul.
"Bounded by themselves, and unregardful
In what state God's other works may be,
In their own tasks all their powers pouring,
These attain the mighty life you see."
O air-born voice! long since, severely clear,
A cry like thine in my own heart I hear:
"Resolve to be thyself, and know that he
Who finds himself loses his misery!"
In so many ways, so much of what I'm feeling this week.
on disappointment and self-definition
December 20, 2010
December 20, 2010 Candace Morris 6 Comments
- Friends moving
- Failed dreams
And. So. It. Goes.
a poem for the birth of my saint
December 17, 2010
December 17, 2010 Candace Morris 14 Comments
leaning into the road
my knuckles hurt with trying to hold on.
Preserving my confidence,
loving my weakness.
Bonjour & welcome
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