Friday, February 6, 2009

Love. Dreams. Heartbreak.

I absolutely adore both of these prints. The black. The gold. The words. The typography. The small, yet perfect additions of the (bird and heart) images. The prints almost serve as counterpoints to each other, but love, dreams, and heartbreak all exist in one life, so there is surely room for both prints in one house! Love. Love. Love.

My French is terribly rusty (sad explanation in this post- scroll to "French Cloud Notebook,") but the description for this print lists the English translation as, "Nothing is real but dreams and love." Beautiful.

Heather Amuny-Dey at Velocity

Although this print mentions heartbreak, it also speaks of love-- because one must first know love before one can know heartbreak, no? And I imagine we have all encountered that voice at some point; the words could be uttered (or simply thought) about a person with whom one is hesitant to become involved, knowing only heartbreak can follow, or about a person who is so heartbroken words can't hide her pain.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

False Alarm

Have you ever heard your car make a noise, and after you've heard it once, you begin to always hear it? You hear it so many times, in fact, you start to wonder whether there may be a problem.

You decide to tell someone (your dad, your husband, a car mechanic, someone with more knowledge of cars than you...,) and you ask them to give it a listen.

Only when they listen, there is no noise. They look at you and say, "Well, I didn't hear anything. Seems like it's fine to me." Substitute a car for a computer, and you have my yesterday.

Apparently, my computer was just being moody when she turned off and refused to restart for me-- she purred back to life for the Genius, as if she had simply been having the most luxurious afternoon nap.

After the very kind Genius ran all his diagnostics and conducted a thorough check-up, he gave her a clean bill of health (surely thinking I was complete hypochondriac with my computer!) I am ecstatic that she is fine, but I did feel a little silly marching in with my problem, only to be told there wasn't one.

I still think it might have something to do with my rigged up power cord- it seems to be especially hot today- so I will be keeping a close eye on that. But, for now, my Mac is back in business. Let's hope it stays that way because we all know that as soon as your car as gotten the all-clear from someone else, that little noise starts back right away...

Oh, and I did get a "Congratulations" from the Genius for having the most tabs open in an internet browser that he had ever seen. He didn't seem to quite understand what I was saying when I told him I probably had "way too many tabs open" at the time of the crash.

When he restarted my browser, there was a look of complete shock and surprise on his face. I was embarrassed and actually tried to cover-up my screen as he exclaimed, "They just keep going!!"

Um, I knew I had a bit of a problem, but I suppose it has now been confirmed. I keep too many tabs open in my browser. I am now going to try to cut back on the number I have open every day- it's like smoking, but with the internet.

Back to LOVE posting's later today or tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Hey Everyone- My computer has gone on the fritz. I am heading out this afternoon to hopefully find out if it is something fixable (or whether my comp has met its death-- something I am not ready to face!) Fingers crossed, I hope to be back here soon. xo

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Love Saves The Day

On my bluest of blue days, I often have to indulge my sadness. I will listen to haunting music and let myself cry. Once I have allowed the sadness to come, I can then often let it go. Many times what helps me let go is the love of someone in my life.

Do you have someone who you feel this way about? A parent? A sibling? A friend? A pet? A boyfriend? A girlfriend? A spouse? Perhaps you have many people who fit this bill, for I know I do.

I could gift this sweet print (one of many pieces I adore at Pearl & Marmalade!) to a number of people in my life, for, I know, on my bluest of blue days, it is their love that helps pull me through. Their love saves my day.

Monday, February 2, 2009


You certainly don't have to be in love to appreciate the sweetness of these black and white lovebirds.