Wednesday, November 2

the lamb vest,

In the land of Amy, there is a wisdom tooth steamrolling my gums. Shivers and head spells are causing me to weep, moan for abandon, and hunch for daytime repose. I don't wish this burden on anyone-- not even on the stark flesh of an enemy. not even on the girl in elementary school who stole my sweater. nor the boy who said dreamers are good-for-nothing.

The pounds of Halloween honey are building a home in my teeth. If only the wisdom tooth could have found refuge in someone else's mouth.....someone who doesn't eat sugary bars of cocoa. Then maybe,  I would have enjoyed Halloween more.  Tricks on me!  At least I carved a pumpkin that looked like, well.... a carved pumpkin. I'd show you pictures, but I'm too shy. Remember.  I'm a writer, not a professional pumpkin carver.

In times of ill health,  I find myself woolgathering thoughts.
day wanders, future explorations, soft brown earth, flower petals,  Europe. 
A wood cabin, a steeple, a happy man, three children. 

I've been calming my fever with cold water, and dreams of napping below fig trees.   When I'm landlocked to pillows, and purple quilts,  my mind fancies future surroundings, and faces.
Too often, we buckle our fondness to yesteryear. Memories of soft skin, and plastic dolls.  We grieve ourselves into the passing of time. On a common day, we feel too old, and too wise. Why do the hands of the kitchen clock travel so fast?  Why don't I remember the sound of my 12 year old heartbeat?  Where has my baby skin gone?

We'll always remember the way we saw the world when we were young. The blushing, the smells, the endless festivity.  We never had to pour our own juice, or fix our own honey.  Wisdom teeth weren't punching through gums.  The moon was only a reminder of bedtime.

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As dreamers, architects, simpletons, people, we're always transporting from one world to another. Whether we're in too fast of cars, too quick of judgements, or we've spent too many days living in the past. No matter the posture, we're always in a hurry.   When I rest my head on feather pillows, enveloped by the fever,  I am reminded.   For us to live in the past, or to wonder where our minds went,
it's a waste of good living.

My tomorrow bears brighter gifts than the footprints of my memory.  There is glory when I daydream of my future. There are children, and laughing, and sunsets, and books.   The present day brings me one step closer to my dreams (and to my wisdom teeth removal ;) ..






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                                                                    what i wore*
white faux fur- china town
wedges- www.atseoul.com sponsor
pink dress- mom's closet
pink gloves- forever 21 $12

47 comments:

  1. I'm not a fan of pink but this is a really cool outfit! ;D

    Hope you're having a nice week!

    Miki.

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  2. That's a gorgeous, dainty-looking outfit, Amy! And yes, your words remind me of the discomfort of wisdom tooth coming out from my gums! I'm glad I'm over that phase. :-)

    Hope you feel better soon! :-)

    Irene

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  3. Anonymous2.11.11

    Aw amy! I could just hug you, wisdom teeth are no fun! But you look radiant as ever. And your words are always so charming. :)

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  4. The feather waistcoat and all the ruffles is super cute. x

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  5. Sorry to hear about your nasty wisdom tooth causing your pain and grief ! But you certainly look lovely xo

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  6. You look amazing!! Beautiful outfit, I love it so much...
    K.

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  7. like a snow bunny in layers. a fur vest a soft peach sweater, blush mittens like rabbit feet, an ivory dress brocade or lace. won't show the carved pumpkin face, wisdom teeth ache. aren't writers constantly observing, gathering notes in their mind? maybe that's why they remember childhood, youth, enemies, & boys that never dream. even back then, she probably knew she was beyond him.

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  8. Beautiful ensemble! I need to try this long sweater + skirt combination.

    Goodwill Huntingg

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  9. awh, i love how you personified your tooth telling it to find a home somewhere else haha. i love your hair by the way :)

    ♥mollie from musicandmollie

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  10. You look adorable, I love your vest and shoes! So peachy!
    Life is a romantic poem

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  11. I love how you write your posts :) And you look adorable in this outfit!

    <3 Sharmaine Ruth
    underpeachtrees.blogspot.com

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  12. love the combo<3
    and ur hair looks great!
    toodles,
    The Indie Chase Blog

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  13. oh, it's soo sweet!<3 you're looking like a candy!<3<3<3

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  14. Sweet words and a beautiful outfit in pale-looking palette. Whatever comes in your coming days, sweet soul like you will always just fine... Take care!

    PS : Your hair is amazing :)

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  15. love this!! the pastel colors the mix of the materials! beautiful!

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  16. Anonymous3.11.11

    Hope you feel better soon feathered beauty!

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  17. aw you poor thing, i hope you feel better soon. wisdom teeth are no fun at all!

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  18. What a great way to talk about a wisdom tooth! Don't worry!Remember you are supposed to get wiser! Thank you for your comment on my blog!AriadnefromGreece

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  19. love those gloves, super cute!

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  20. it's ok if you're not a professional pumpkin carver because your writing is simply lovely. and so are you and your outfit!

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  21. Oh no, not wisdom teeth! I hope their removal goes smoothly.
    I just loved this post. Your writing is fantastic.

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  22. such a dear. i'm loving those gloves. can i have a pair, please??

    www.gypsydustvintage.com

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  23. GREAT look its like hippie/girly in one!

    xo
    www.fluentbeauty.com

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  24. ugh my wisdom teeth have been movin' on up every summer for years now, I feel your pain!
    love your words too- though I can't remember how I saw the world when I was young; I was as confused then as I am now


    rub some scotch on your gums!

    <3Meghan

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  25. that gilet is gorgeous! x

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  26. absolutely love your shoes! :)
    xo
    kibear ♥

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  27. you always wear the sweetest hues! i love the pink knit dress!

    <3 steffy
    http://steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

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  28. this pink dress is so so cute! Wish I could find such things in Mum's closet! :)
    I'm sorry to hear about your wisdom tooth, hope you feel better soon! I swear the removal is such a relief! Really!

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  29. thank you so much! your words about the inner heart beat were perfect...

    and now i have just found your gorgeous blog and despite my sleep deprivation i NEED to read and look now...

    *hearts*

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  30. oh i want to drown in your poetry, amy!

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  31. Love the handwarmers with the pink sweater! So pretty!

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  32. your comment absolutely took my breath away and just now, your blog has blown me away. from the very bottom of my heart, thank you.

    your writing is like magic, i want to take it and weave it into a special bracelet so that i can keep it with me always

    a bientot, ma cherie

    ps: i hope your wisdom tooth pain passes quickly... as soon as possible! there isn't much worse than teeth pain, xo

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  33. finally a canadian beauty! how did you find me?


    and i guess you know yourself how amazing and bold and curious it is to be inspired. like abc! <3

    we are all fucking pretty girls!share!

    http://twofuckingprettygirls.tumblr.com/

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  34. Tracy4.11.11

    I love how the gloves compliment the dress....I love how you always manage to create the most beautiful outfits paired up with such lovely prose...love you, mom!

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  35. Julie Kinnear5.11.11

    Amy, your flying kite blog is full of sincere inspiration. But I wanted to ask - do you really fancy flying a kite? :) wish you all the best!

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  36. Nice look. Love all the elements in the layering individually and together!!!

    http://styledestino.blogspot.com/

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  37. well aren't you just lovely!

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  38. Hey, I just found your blog!! :)
    You look absolutely lovely, love the whole outfit!! :)
    Maybe you'll have time to visit my blog and follow if you like!!
    Kisses,
    Chiara

    Books in my bags

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  39. Such a beautiful dress Amy! And I'm sorry about your wisdom tooth. I hope the removal process goes smoothly! :) <3

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  40. wow I am following you for so long, but not visiting your page for so long also.. I found it now and i am very impressed by what you write and by the pictures. I love the colours and the way you combined the items.


    http://pralinegateau.blogspot.com

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  41. Inspiring words, they have touched me in some way... hope you recover soon!

    http://cocogroove.blogspot.com/

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  42. I love all the layering! The pinks and cream colors are awesome. I really like yo style, mam :)

    -Arielle
    www.humblepievintage.com

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  43. Love the colours of the outfit!
    Very neutral and pastel ox

    www.candypop-lamour.blogspot.com

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  44. You're really very beautiful, I love your hair and can totally see you modelling if you don't already.

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  45. I'm sure that a trip to the dentist will solve that problem. Thanks.

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