Jessica Brannen.
Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Lately: September, my yearly crush on you. Though you're confusing and moody you're fascinating. There is a lot swirling around in your days and dawns and slanting light and dusks and winds and downpours. It is not like dust particles floating in sunlight at all.

Listening to: The Radio Dept., New Order, LCD Soundsystem, The Drums, Max Richter, Four Tet, John Maus, Purity Ring,
Darkstar, Maya Jane Coles

Reading: Emily Dickinson, Pablo Neruda, Virginia Woolf, Tove Jansson, Alain de Botton- Essays in Love, Mary Oliver, short stories by Haruki Murakami

Watching: Pippi Longstocking

Scotch tape, play doh, book pages and freshly cut grass on top ranking smells list.

Persnickety yet easy-going?
And no more naturally austere than you are naturally vicious. (Charlotte Brontë)

Middle child.

You can make me a Mexican feast and bring me tulips or cosmos.

Bookish, journal-writin' type.

Grew up in the country, playing on the beach and in the woods. Still spend a lot of time there. You can hear roosters.

Lived in Sweden for many years and speak Swedish. Love Sweden and Finland. Visit every year.

Hollyhocks and delphiniums.

Studied art, photo, film and textiles. Have a love of all things arts and crafty. Also gardening, sewing, and writing.

Remember rolling down the hill?

Remember picking Fool's Gold out of the road with butter knives?

Remember that time we sneaked into that white abandoned house and saw a wedding dress in the closet?

Let's go swimming in the ocean.

And go thriftin'.

I can peel carrots really fast.
I'm left handed.
I wish to find secret letters or notes hidden in old walls.
I love good old-fashioned letters.
I love quilts.
I love scraps.
I make a mean pancake.
Collective nouns are funny.

Over and out.

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Ella and Buster in the morning.

Ella and Buster in the morning.


there was a bear

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"Me and Astrid and two ducks ." 
-Axel, 3

"Me and Astrid and two ducks ." -Axel, 3

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This is why you can’t play frisbee with Cookie Monster. 


This is why you can’t play frisbee with Cookie Monster. 

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Blueberries are plentiful this season and the small boy is jubilant.

August 15, 1896
Meagher’s Grant community notes, Atlantic Weekly (Dartmouth), August 15, 1896 (via asmallhistory)

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Ireland, West Coast, County Kerry, 1988 by Harry Gruyaert

Ireland, West Coast, County Kerry, 1988 by Harry Gruyaert

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It is an amazing thing to watch people laugh, the way it sort of takes them over. Sometimes they really do struggle with it … so I wonder what it is and where it comes from, and I wonder what it expends out of your system, so that you have to do it till you’re done, like crying in a way, I suppose, except that laughter is much more easily spent.

— Marilynne Robinson, Gilead


Early morning. Grass still wet with dew. Showed A. and EA. how to make bubble castles like I used to do when I was a kid. All three of us absorbed for an hour, forgetting about breakfast.

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