the first snowfall,

Good morning, evening, snowfall, sun spill, wherever you are.
I am in the coddle of a cotton bed, with a head full of elsewhere.  My wisdom teeth are causing me to be buckled to pillows, water, pills, and daydreams.  I want to be on a sailboat or sleeping in the marrow of a mountain.   I close elephantine eyelids, while woodpeckers burrow pockets of trouble.  When I am well enough to relish the good moments, I surely will.    Our able bodies are precious, remember that.


It's taken me four days to dream up this post. Too often, I've been shut-eyed, waiting for heavens to return.  As I've been wandering through the air of my fever, I've been quietly collecting vowel chimes. Whenever I am a barnacle to my bed, I romance with the brain's dictionary.  Suddenly, as my skin feels bruised, and my belly feels broken, I am alive with words. More alive than before.

Words sooth the wounds of living. If I wasn't pregnant with poems, and language, I'd be witless, and mad. 

 or I'd be a boxer, or something.

Before I was welcomed to the kingdom of foolish teeth,  I took these pictures.   Milky clouds of bloodless stain poured onto the hills, the valleys, the rooftops, and the concrete.  The first snowfall is always a mix of festivity and melancholic feelings.    Festive, because nature brings curiosity in the form of snowballs. The white pigment covers the barren land, like a painting. This is beauty.  Melancholic, because the nights are no longer transparent, and bare skin can no longer kiss Summer's bloom.  I am choosing to be festive, even though it's already melted by the time I wrote to you.


The dentist tomorrow. No more misery...  Hoping to return to you soon!
 (a giveaway is coming!)
Kisses !!



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                                                                    what i wore*
white blouse- mom's closet (thrift store)
wedges- ALDO $40
polka dotted skirt- joe fresh superstore $6

58 comments:

  1. Anonymous7.11.11

    Did you cut the bangs? Didn't think you could look much cuter.. but you always surprise me. Sorry for the wisdom tooth troubles, had mine removed years ago, not fun at all! again and again, your mind is a mountain of wonderment and beauty.

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  2. You look so cute! The wisdom tooth troubles sound sad :( Feel better!

    <3 Sharmaine Ruth
    underpeachtrees.blogspot.com

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  3. Cute outfit! Best luck at the dentist tomorrow ;).

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  4. Oh pretty, I know the pain of teeth! I had a horrible cavity last year that gave me horrible tooth aches. I was constantly popping tylenol until I finally got a root canal.

    Best wishes for your little toothies, glad to hear that you've found sanity in language. <3

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  5. Your hair looks so cute, and such a darling skirt. Keeping my fingers crossed for you when you go to the dentist.

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  6. words and poetry help me escape pain and the real world too. Couldn't live without them.
    I hope that you feel better :) Love that skirt :)

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  7. errrrr you are so pretty and i love your shoes so much

    allysachais.blogspot.com

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  8. wow, love the snow and your pretty outfit

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  9. beautiful words;) You look so lovely;)

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  10. I absolutely adore this outfit. That skirt is to die for! Also, your makeup is incredible! I love the first snowfall--it's so magical.

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  11. cute outfit

    www.herpersona.blogspot.com
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  12. lovely images, the snow is getting me really excited about Christmas :)

    ♥mollie from musicandmollie

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  13. I don't think I've ever seen your hair so straight! I love it. Good luck at the dentist Miss Amy. <3

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  14. this post not only makes me miss the snow but that outfit makes me miss the cute winter clothes that come with it.

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  15. You have such a way with words!

    Also is it tricky walking in the snow in heels? I don't think I could do it!

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  16. lovely outfit, love the patterned top :)

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  17. oh those shoes are amazing!

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  18. great outfit!<3<3<3 love the skirt, the top, the shoes! everything!<3

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  19. Happy first snow! i love that the white blouse is a mom's closet item, so cute!

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  20. oh Amy this outfit is just perfect!
    i adore the length of that skirt!
    and the picute of the shoes in the snow is so so cute!
    xx

    www.citylaundry.blogspot.com

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  21. simply perfect! i love the whole outfit

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  22. weren't you freezing outside? I adore this look, Amy :) the shoes are o pretty! x

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  23. i just adore that lace blouse but you must have been cold!

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  24. thank you for your kind words. you are so gorgeous! you must have been freezing :) xxxx

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  25. Hi !
    Thank you so much for your lovely comment ! You made me very happy , your words are so inspirational (:
    love , anne

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  26. with fresh cut bangs, borrowed blouse, polka dots, & optimism, she waits the pain melting away, like first fallen snow. while her cheeks are red from the cold, she wishes her mouth would numb.

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  27. You look so ethereal! I'm shocked Calgary snowed before Edmonton.... but you should definitely come up for a visit some time!

    x The Pretty Secrets

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  28. Boo to wisdom teeth :(I had mine taken out this past summer and it certainty was dreadful!

    On a lighter note though, you are looking as inspiring as always! And congrats on your first snow fall...xx

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  29. Cute! the shoes are especially lovely!

    xoxo HitomiNeko xoxo
    http://hitomineko-hn.blogspot.com

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  30. Oh you poor darling. Wisdom teeth extraction is horrible and messy and just yucky. I hope you feel better. You look as darling as ever, Amy :)

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  31. oh the beauty!
    I cannot believe I just stumbled over your blog now, you are a beautiful nymph and from what I read, a fellow poetic mind.
    count me as a new reader, your virtual treehouse goes straight to my favourites!
    I hope you'll feel better soon.
    indeed the funny thing about the body is that you only come fully aware of it when it is sore or somehow disfunctional.
    I like to do tai chi and meditation for those reasons because it makes me aware of my (physical) self and I can appreciate this funny butterfly coocoon my soul lives in.

    <3
    I

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  32. Beautiful, so beautiful!

    Hope the pain will go away soon!

    Sara

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  33. you are so beautiful!! i love your outfit and all of your posts. your writing is so beautiful!!

    very inspiring!

    i am now following you, i hope you will follow back!

    have a great day!

    Jade
    www.paisleytoprive.blogspot.com

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  34. you look so dreamy! love your outfit and your free spirited mood. peace

    http://lovelyboheme.blogspot.com/

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  35. This is lovely. I really enjoy your skirt and the pretty lace top.

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  36. Amy, why are you so cute? Your writing and fashion sense never ceases to amaze me.

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  37. ohh i love your shoes :))

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  38. i love love love your hair! it really goes with your beautiful elegant style. another fab outfit =)

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  39. this is a GORGEOUS mix of things...i really like the lighter shoes against darker tights. perfect for the first snow!

    dash dot dotty

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  40. Hello! I loved your blog! I'm going there on my follow, follow me if you like.
    Big kiss!
    http://carlinha-cavalcanti.blogspot.com/

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  41. Love the outfit and the text is so lovely and dreamy!

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  42. such a gorgeous top and love the shoes too

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  43. such a sweet look
    love polka dots and lace
    Have a nice week
    The Dolls Factory

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  44. I love all the details on this lace top! Snow is a good backdrop for you :)

    -Arielle
    www.humblepievintage.com

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  45. You are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for your comment, your blog is a delight! I hope by now your poor little mouth is alright x

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  46. Wow I cant wait for snow here! you look adorable love the fringe:)

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  47. i love our outfit here, that skirt is adorable!

    i hope the pain has subsided a little by now (:

    amanda
    http://sustainedbreathing.blogspot.com/

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  48. I think your emotions in your blog are completely honest to you and your friends/readers. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. This outfit is absolutely darling.

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  50. Markéta21.11.11

    This is so beautiful! And also nice to see the snow, I can only dream about :-) Greeting from Czech republic!

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  51. I hope that your already alright with your teeth problem and that dress looks wonderful.

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  52. Hey girl, don't worry. We all have to undergo the pain of having a root canal treatment. In my case, when I had one done a few years back with my gorgeous brentwood ca dentist, I had to pop tylenol for days. That was gruesome I know. :L)

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  53. As we know there are four wisdom tooth an adult have. And they may affect other teeth as they develop becoming impacted. I can feel your pain extracting three wisdom teeth at a time was really too much painful. You are really so brave person. getting wisdom teeth pulled

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  54. Oh my gosh Amy this outfit has my heart!! I love it so much- the wedges, the skirt, its all so lovely! The first snowfall is beautiful, adore your hair and cute bangs.

    XO Jenna
    Demureindiamonds.com

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