Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Wishing Tree

I thought of her as the wishing tree that died
And saw it lifted, root and branch, to heaven,
Trailing a shower of all that had been driven
Need by need by need into its hale
Sap-wood and bark: coin and pin and nail
Came streaming from it like a comet-tail
New-minted and dissolved. I had a vision
Of an airy branch-head rising through damp cloud,
Of turned-up faces where the tree had stood.

Seamus Heaney, 1987

Friday, September 3, 2010


If you are going to receive on the tongue, you should keep certain things in mind. First, the head should be bent back slightly, and the head should be held erect, but kind of tilted back. The tongue should come out over the bottom teeth, equal with the bottom lip, so that the priest has someplace to put the Host Sometimes people come up with their teeth clenched, and you wonder, “How am I going to get our Lord into that mouth?”

How to Receive the Eucharist


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Beautiful Romance

The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear

The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
"O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are, you are, you are,
What a beautiful Pussy you are."
Pussy said to the Owl "You elegant fowl,
How charmingly sweet you sing.
O let us be married, too long we have tarried;
But what shall we do for a ring?"
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the Bong-tree grows,
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood
With a ring at the end of his nose, his nose, his nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.
"Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling your ring?"
Said the Piggy, "I will"
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the Turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon.
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand.
They danced by the light of the moon, the moon, the moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.

The Donkey went to Sea too...

Paola Pivi, 2003

I want to go to sea..

I loved
this growing up
loved it
still do
it makes me feel good inside..

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Brian & Paul

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Bernadette Soubirous you inspire me

Quotes by Bernadette Soubirous

On The Vision of the Virgin mary

Q.was she beautiful?

Oh! Oh! Yes indeed! And even more than that!”

"so lovely that, when you have seen her once, you would willingly die to see her again!"

"It is so good, so sweet and above all, so beneficial to suffer."

I shall spend every moment loving. One who loves does not notice her trials; or perhaps more accurately, she is able to love them.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Chills, Pink Frost

I was introduced to this song by
something about this song
i swear it went straight into my fucking veins
time slowed down
it echoed in my ears
hummed in my head
i listend to it over 50 times the first day i heard it
the chills
listen to it over and over and over and over and over