Sunday, November 30, 2014


Friendship is a sheltering tree.

-Samuel Taylor Coleridge


The exact goal of a bully is to manipulate you into feeling intimidated so that they can get what they want out of you. 
Do not help them to achieve this goal. 
No one controls your emotions but you. 
Eleanor Roosevelt wrote that no one can make you feel inferior without you giving them the permission to do so.  Don't do so. 

Saturday, November 29, 2014


A great deal of sanity is gained
when one stops trying to make sense
out of nonsensical behavior.

-illustration from:  "Songs from Alice in wonderland and Through the looking-glass" (1921) Lewis Carroll, Lucy Etheldred Broadwood, and Charles Folkard


When someone is condescending towards you,
it is their mistake in thinking
that their assessment of you is in any way
who you are.

-illustration from:  "Songs from Alice in wonderland and Through the looking-glass" (1921) Lewis Carroll, Lucy Etheldred Broadwood, and Charles Folkard

Fabulosity: Pink Hair, Fifties Housewives, and a Catsuit

-collages by me, Jade Burdette

Scarlet Mermaids

-mermaid art by me, Jade Burdette


-collage art by me, Jade Burdette

Ivory Mermaids

-mermaid art by me, Jade Burdette

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Tonight, I am grateful for:

-every person who has defended the rights and freedoms that I enjoy as a citizen of the United States. If any veteran reads this: Thank you, thank you, thank you.

-my good friend Nikolas P. gifting me 3 wonderful dark chocolate bars from a chocolate shop he visited in Noe Valley in San Francisco. One bar is fruity, one is earthy, and one is astringent and one of the most bizarre tastes I've ever experienced.

-food, food, food; for having much good food to eat. Thank You, God.

"Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends." -John 15:13


I am grateful for:

-meeting my new therapist yesterday. We seem like a potentially good team...

-the little wooden incense holder (possibly from India) that I found in a box of junk near the freebox area yesterday morning. I have been eyeing some similarly shaped ceramic ones that I've no business spending money on...

-the beauty that I personally find in patterned fabrics juxtaposed against one another; in an ensemble of clothing, in an interior...

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Every Stray Thought

"Keep a notebook.
Travel with it, eat with it, sleep with it.
Slap into it every stray thought
that flutters up into your brain..." 

-Jack London

Exquisite Words

Last night I finished watching The River, a 1951 adaptation by Jean Renoir of Rumer Godden's novel of the same name. Some of the prose captured was truly beautiful. I am tempted to read the book, which would be my first by her.  She and Jean Renoir wrote the screenplay for the film (which was shot over the course of a year on location in India where she grew up).  Her exquisite words inspire me to write.


Yesterday afternoon, the smell of freshly cut green grass took me back to happy summer evenings spent in the backyard of the little gray house I grew up in on the dirt road in rural Texas.
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