the kindness of strangers

September 22, 2013


bird_in_handI am out —

On my balcony last night having a smoke. It is pretty late, the bars are closing up and things are quieting down.

This girl comes down the path. She is dressed real pretty, in a skirt with sequins on it that flutter under the pale street light. She has long dark hair and bare arms and looks cold and is moving very slow.

I think, uh oh. This path is not really the place to be this late on Saturday night alone incapacitated if you are a girl. As she gets closer I realize it’s not that she’s really drunk. She’s clutching very high heels and walking barefoot, I do not know for how long, but her feet clearly really hurt. And she’s really lost. And she’s also clutching a cell phone whispering into it. And then she sees me.

She hands the phone up to me on the balcony and I talk to her friend and find out where she is supposed to be and take her through the building paths to where she needs to go.

When we can see her friends up ahead she says, Max, you are an angel of mercy.

I laugh and say, No, this is the kindness of strangers. Everyone gets it and the only rule is you pass it on.

And she says, No, you don’t know it, but you are an angel.

Then her friends gather her up into safety and take her away and I go back to my balcony and finish my smoke.

I probably did look like an angel to her. I was in all oversized white and I have almost white blonde hair and the balcony is several feet off the ground so there I was, pale with pale hair all in white hovering off the ground when she was lost in the dark.


It is the return of that dreaded day in May. And since I love this a lot I am bringing it back. Yay!

from love to bingo

March 8, 2013




This series including the original Oscar-nominated short from Brown Bag Films is based on 1960′s recordings of young children telling Bible stories.



how fairy tales are written

February 17, 2010



The birds are singing outside. Hard. They throw their voices. I think, Are they actually on the balcony? I open the blinds. The bird actually on the balcony says, Oops! He scoots between metal barriers, aka balcony struts. I say, Oops! And slide away and shut the balcony door.

The birds are singing harder now. They beat the giant.

This is how fairy tales are written.


where the art work comes from :
that is from eugenio recuenco


February 14, 2009


I love this. Kitty posted it. It is all about love. It is the perfect Valentine’s Day clip.




birthday month yay!

February 1, 2009


mardi_gras_mask_iiiIt is birthday month.

Yay! Yay! Yay!


According to my truly spiffy birthday book [which is a gift from Gotham I picked up on the Christmas gift card they sent me thank you Alex and Dana and Joel and all you Gotham peeps] my birthday “is a holy day sacred to Diana, the Roman moon goddess, patroness of the hunt and guardian of the forest near Aricia, where her sacred grove stood. Diana is also known as the Lady of the Beasts.”

[Lady of the Beasts so works for me.]

[You beasts know who you are.]


*that is from what your birthday reveals about you by phyllis vega it is very cool


the dichotomy of being me

December 9, 2008



I love minimal lines and spaces and yet am cursed with a need for massive bedding. So I look at all these beautiful bedrooms and homes and most of my life is very much like that very streamlined. But not the bedroom.

One thing the fancy pretty streamlined minimalist bedrooms all have in common is a little flat mattress and just sheets and two clean pillows.

My bed?

A regular bed plus a feather mattress plus a mattress warmer plus two down comforters plus eight feather pillows.

Seriously. I could probably be a book cover for The Princess and the Pea.

That is not minimalist.

That is not streamlined.

That is not aesthetic.

That is not feng shui!


*i am also the woman who had to have all white furniture with two dogs and when that was not enough challenge went for white berber carpet with two dogs too


where the art work comes from :
that is from eugenio recuenco

stardust yay!

September 9, 2008


This movie Stardust really rocks. You should see it. I do not like the Stardust trailer though so I am not using it. This is a youtube someone else put together it is more fun.


[whoever put that together is a serious de niro fan the movie does not really star de niro but he has some fun bits in it --- also this is based on a neil gaiman novel]


ooh la la

November 28, 2007


venus on saturday a morningI am not sure —

I exactly agree with what this quiz says.


You just cannot turn your back on a quiz that says you are Aphrodite.



You are…


A total shining star with a ton of admirers.
And no wonder. You live life to the fullest.
When things get bad, you can easily take off to a happier place.
But occasionally, you need to deal with problems head on.

[aphrodite in big black boots is so working for me]


:::what goddess are you:::


where the art work comes from :
that is venus on a saturday morning by super g

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