Things that make me happy today.
I woke up in a particularly good mood this morning and was just thinking of a few simple things that make me happy. I’m not much of a poetry connoisseur and I usually detest when people send me trite sayings and quotes at the end of their emails but a “special” friend sent me this poem today–not knowing that it is one of the few poems that I know almost by heart.
e.e. cummings – somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond
somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond
any experience,your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near
your slightest look will easily unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skilfully,mysteriously)her first rose
or if your wish be to close me, i and
my life will shut very beautifully ,suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;
nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility:whose texture
compels me with the color of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing
(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens;only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands
I love that last line. It’s so beautiful. And apparently “travelled” can be spelled with either one or two “L”s so I learned something new today as well. (my spelling BLOWS!!)
I am happy that Obama is way ahead in the polls and the Republican campaign seems to be eating its own.
I am happy that my Condom Couture wedding dress (pic above) will be displayed in a window on Halloween in the Castro district of San Francisco with a Vote NO on Prop 8 sign. If Prop 8 (the proposition that would ban same sex marriage) passes I think the gays should protest by dropping out of the wedding industry. Not to stereotype or generalize too much but there would definitely be a shortage on florists, dress designers, cake decorators, musicians and wedding planners. The wedding industry would implode. HA! How ironic that so many gay people work in an industry that excludes them.
I am happy for Hot Pockets and Eggnog flavored Coffee-Mate which they only make during the winter holidays. Eggnog seems to be a very polarizing beverage. People either love it or hate it. My sister can’t tolerate the texture. It is kinda goopy but I love it. I wish it wasn’t 9000 calories per glass.
I’m excited that I will be attending GMHC’s Fashion Forward event on November 10th, hosted by Tim Gunn.
I am happy to be friends with Kevin Christiana.
I’m also very happy that my cleaning guy just arrived because I have been working on a butt load of projects and my studio looks like a pipe bomb went off in it.
It’s the little things. Like the hands of rain.
Be good to each other.