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“We were together. I forget the rest.”

It Occupies A Space, That You Can Almost Pass Your Fingers Through

I’ve been gone a long time. So let’s not pretend I haven’t,  but let’s also glide past it, ok? Because I want to share this with you. It’s by one … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

Try.

“She likes to try everything, out of curiosity, but she’ll be sorry if she isn’t guided by  her heart.”   Gabriel Garcia Marquez

January 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Loving on a Thursday

I didn’t know I’d been waiting for a more wallet-friendly version of the Cartier Love bracelet…but I was. And here it is. Ooh this is just to die for, no? … Continue reading

December 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

Wish List

Since John asked me for a Christmas list, I thought I’d be a good blogger and turn it into a post. For our first two holidays together we made it … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

J. Crew, go home. You’re drunk.

Dear J.Crew, You know how I feel about you. I’ve been head over heels every since I got my 13 year-old hands on one of your glorious, WASP fantasagorium catalogs. … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

In Which You Realize You Have Always Been Loved

I lost a friend this week. An old friend. A dear friend. I should say, we lost a friend this week. Because he was everybody’s friend. When I was a … Continue reading

November 24, 2013 · 4 Comments

Loving On A Friday

Happy Friday my loves! Thank you all so much for your sweet comments on my last post. They truly light up my day. Here’s some current favorites for y’all and … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

My Teacher (In Which You Get To Know Me A Lot Better)

When I was 18, after visiting my aunt and uncle, I decided to make their home my home, and to put off college for a year. Their home was, and … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · 7 Comments

Loving… On A Wednesday

I am struggling with a very difficult personal issue right now, that I will most likely explore on this blog very soon. But right now, I just need to post … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

Two For The Home

Two things I’d love to get to spruce up our house. What makes a house feel cozier than good lighting and good art?   I, like everyone, it seems, am … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jessica Clare

Preschool teacher, writer, trouble maker.

LIVES: Seattle. By way of Santa Fe, San Francisco, and NYC.
LOVES: John
DAYDREAMS:Strong coffee. Gourmet magazine. Stinky cheese. Date night with new strappy heels. Green chile. Going back to India. Unabashed displays of love. Vegetable gardens. Clean sheets. Unruly stacks of books. Breaking Bad marathons. Writing like Joan Didion ,Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Joseph Stroud. Cookbooks. French 75s. Sequins with jeans. Leaving love notes.
BELIEVES: “A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation, and a foundation for inner security.” Albert Einstein “The important thing is not to think much but to love much and so do that which best stirs you to love.” St. Teresa of Avila “People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances without own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.” Joseph Campbell

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