“I’m making a present for Mama.”
“What is it?”
“I’m going to cut her name out of cardboard. Then I’m going to make a self-portrait of myself!”
Happy mother’s day everyone.
I was a mother now. I would never truly sleep again.”
I have always loved this place and color palette.
#window at The Conservatory of Flowers.
According to a Coquille tribal legend, the face in Face Rock belongs to Ewauna, daughter of Chief Siskiyou, who had traveled here to a great potlatch feast in his honor. Ewauna had never seen the ocean before, so one night she sneaked to the beach for a moonlight swim. In the water she was grabbed by the evil ocean spirit Seatka. But she refused to look into his eyes, knowing that this was how he controlled his victims. Instead she fixed her stare on the North Star, and defiantly gazes there even today.
Face Rock in Bandon, Oregon (by Mopped Top)
Watch it and giggle. The blonde’s my friend. Go, Bonnie, go!
“I don’t care if you’re half-horse, half-fish, you’re proud of what you are…” (via Radio Diaries » Amanda’s Diary: Girlfriend)
What, we concluded, is more accessible and fun than a squirrel hoisting a martini glass!”
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Wish the Stones kept doing songs like this one.
Umpqua Valley 1 (by CreekWalkerPhoto)
A ballet of Romeo & Juliet choreographed to Radiohead. The duet between the titular characters is set to my favorite song and is perfection. The whole thing is actually quite brilliant.
Thanks to Zoe for sending me on an early morning path from Ethel Merman on the Muppet Show to to this fabulous piece choreographed by Twyla Tharp and danced by Baryshnikov.
The best sign from this weekend’s inaugural home match. (via Portland Thorns supporters celebrate inaugural home match (photo essay) | OregonLive.com)
In regards to the horrors of last week, I have no words. My friend, a Chechen immigrant, asked that his message be shared:
My dear friends. I am stunned and grief stricken to learn that the bastards who committed those heinous acts in Boston had a remote connection to the part of the world that I come from. They do not represent the kind and honorable spirit of Chechens. They do not represent the million Chechens who themselves were the victims of atrocities and looting for over a decade both by extremists and Russian military forces. The US is the best country in the world and those of us who found our home here are grateful for all we can be part of. For the loving friends, for the rule of law, for the freedom of speech, for chance to pursue happiness and have a fair shot in life. Thank you America, I love you!
If you wanted to know what 33 looks like. Here’ a birthday Timbers snap. (by Mopped Top)