21.6.09

oh yes


A throwaway image from a roll of film Geoff had developed recently -- but I like it.

This weekend I showed Erica around my town, I laughed over drinks with Erin, I had Sonja over to my house, I bought artwork directly from Aprile, I went to an event at Karyn's shop.  I gushed.  I smiled at strangers.  I bought a pair of Matthew Williamson for H&M sunglasses for a friend who is dating another Matthew Williamson.  I made eye contact.  I wore a cute t-shirt.  I stood on my half-foot-deep Juliet balcony and watched swifts chase each other through the air.  I didn't dwell on cynical, hateful things.  I worried about offending people here.  I stopped worrying about offending people here.  I read beautiful, lovely emails.  Geoff and I took our stitching and our books to the park and I thought about all of you, and I thought about how I was going to write all about it.    

16 comments:

  1. Thank you thank you thank you for the most wonderful welcome to Toronto. I think it was you and Geoff that officially sold the two of us on that wonderful city of yours. I'm home safe and already can't wait to say my goodbyes here and be back.

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  2. I like that photo, too! It sounds like you had such a lovely weekend, I'm a little bit jealous!

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  3. that all sounds so super-nice, it almost made me cry. how silly (of me)

    i can't wait to click click on all those links, but it'll have to be later as i've got such a long to-do list today, that is almost making me cry as well, but not in nearly such a good way.

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  4. Fantastic! Sounds like a really good weekend. Here's to having a fantatic week too!

    P.S.- Thanks for that link to the braid tutorial the other day-- I've really been enjoying those.

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  5. What a perfect post to read first thing on a Monday morning! :) (And ditto to what SK said - I, too, have been getting a lot of use out of the braid tutorial!)

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  6. good to see you the other day. sounds like you had a busy week-end!

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  7. yes! we have the same mociun tshirt!
    twinzies

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  8. Erica: And I can't wait for you to be back! It's going to be so great. You've already got a small network here of people who adore you.

    Becka: Aw, no! I was just doing my best to savour the first bit of summer we got. I tried to smell a lot of roses, too!

    Nath: Aw, I'm so glad! I actually spent about two hours typing up this post, gutted most of it, and left only the parts that made me happy.

    sk: I'm so glad!

    Neon: Hooray for braids!

    Jane: Thank you!

    Davis: It was nice to see you too! I love Bookhou. Such a lovely shop.

    Caitlyn: Erin has it too! She told me you bought it and she was like "Triplets!" We should totally pose for a photo, hahahahaaa!

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  9. What a lovely post. So well-written and such an apt description of a weekend.

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  10. such a wonderful & uplifting post, i needed this too! xo

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  11. oh how sweet and sentimental!
    you're a wonderful person :)

    p.s. i feel like i know a famous person - i've seen you on lots of blogs lately!

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  12. yes! triplets! so golden.

    you should invite erin to the tca in the park! it will be lovely hangouts i'm sure!

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  13. wow that sounds blissful.

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  14. foxy triplets! I wish I could go to the craft thing... maybe next time?

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