A Vibrant Ghost – Post Five-Hundred-Seventy-Three

A past reflection swims through a maze,
Vibrance is its bothersome whim.
It speaks in riddles and laughs in gold,
All the while screaming passion that died long ago.

It sweeps through your dreams,
and haunts your shadows.
It slithers through nightmares
and caresses your wishes.

Day dreams, Night fears,
A vibrant ghost has come to sleep.
It wakes the skeleton that lingers in your closet
Bringing to life what you thought had been buried.

 

Au revoir,

Gigi

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The Fiddler’s Dream – Post Five-Hundred-Seventy-Two

Whimsical seams stroke the moonlight’s shadows,
Tearing away fanciful virtues of morality.
A revolving mirror; what goes up must come back with newborn eyes,
Filled with the knowledge of what you cannot see.
Seeing is wishing upon a reality,
Oh fill my eyes with dreams of stars,
Twinkling mysteries grant us each a wish.
Burn up with bright fantasies of now,
What is now is what we have,
What we have is now.

Au revoir,

Gigi

“Poor Cat, poor No-Named slob.” – Post Five-Hundred-Seventy-One

THE IT LIST

Acquiring an SLR
Acquiring a Polaroid
Finishing ‘The Notebook Theme’
Writing a novel
Seeing Paris in the Spring
Acquiring an old-fashion typewriter
Watching all of Judy Garland’s films
Singing in front of a group
Not speaking one word for a whole day
Learning Spanish, Italian, and French
Riding a Moped
Riding a horse with no saddle
Reading Kon Tiki
Creating my own personal library
Filling out a journal
Reading the Bible cover to cover
Reading Pilgrim’s Progress
Capturing love in a photograph
Starting a photography business
Earning a Medical Transcription certificate
Getting a job
Moving out
Spending a day at the Hawthorne District
Spending a day at the Saturday Market
Tattooing my side with meaning
Riding the bus
Taking a road trip to Forks, La Push and Port Angeles, Washington
Finishing a jawbreaker
Reading 20 books written about Jacqueline Kennedy
Reading “She Said Yes”
Watching the greatest movies filmed in 1939 and reading each film’s book
Watching all Alfred Hitchcock movies
Doing a 365 project
Acquiring a DSLR
Finishing “A Collection of Thoughts”
Seeing the Bodies exhibit
Taking care of a Bonsai tree
Publishing my Poetry as a book
Meeting a Person for Each Birthday of a Year
Opening my Own Gallery of my Best Work in Photography
Taking Art Classes to learn the technical side of Painting and Drawing
Spending a day in a field of red poppies taking a photoshoot and relaxing with my honey
Reading at least one book of all the author’s on the big painting in Barnes and Noble cafes
Creating a Heart shape with Polaroid photography I take
Reading all of Shakespeare & watching one movie for each
Spending a day at Ikea with my love
Watching all of Jane Seymour and Charlton Heston‘s movies
Seeing both of the homes I grew up in years from now
Having Kevin teach me how to use chopsticks
Completing the Marilyn Monroe mosaic puzzle
Filling a jar full of origami stars for each wish or prayer
Learning each of my heritage’s language
Attending a Midnight premiere
Being at Time Square, New York on New Year’s Eve
Being at the Beach when it Snows
Reading every book on the BBC 100 book list
Reading every Disney Classics’ movie based on a book
Not adding 1 item until 7 are crossed off
Having a Pen Pal from a different country
Listing at least 3 things I am thankful for each day for a year
Visiting Claude Monet’s house
Throwing a message in a bottle to the sea
Reading/Owning all of Nicholas Sparks’ books
Playing tictactoe in the sand on the beach
Throwing a dart at a map of the world and going where it lands
Riding an elephant
Posting 1 vocabulary word a day describing who I am for a year
Visiting South and North Carolina
Finding the old truck in the article my grandmother gave to me and taking a photo of it
Participating in Relay for Life
Eating breakfast at Tiffany’s in New York

I had a light bulb moment today. My boyfriend and I were watching “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and I thought, “Aha!” Why didn’t I think of it before? I should go to Tiffany’s in New York and eat breakfast! I think it’d be darling. And fun. And awesome. And wondrous. (:

Au revoir,

Gigi

I get up in the morning, torture a typewriter until it screams, then stop – Clarence Budington Kelland – Post Five-Hundred-Seventy

THE IT LIST

Acquiring an SLR
Acquiring a Polaroid
Finishing ‘The Notebook Theme’
Writing a novel
Seeing Paris in the Spring
Acquiring an old-fashion typewriter
Watching all of Judy Garland’s films
Singing in front of a group
Not speaking one word for a whole day
Learning Spanish, Italian, and French
Riding a Moped
Riding a horse with no saddle
Reading Kon Tiki
Creating my own personal library
Filling out a journal
Reading the Bible cover to cover
Reading Pilgrim’s Progress
Capturing love in a photograph
Starting a photography business
Earning a Medical Transcription certificate
Getting a job
Moving out
Spending a day at the Hawthorne District
Spending a day at the Saturday Market
Tattooing my side with meaning
Riding the bus
Taking a road trip to Forks, La Push and Port Angeles, Washington
Finishing a jawbreaker
Reading 20 books written about Jacqueline Kennedy
Reading “She Said Yes”
Watching the greatest movies filmed in 1939 and reading each film’s book
Watching all Alfred Hitchcock movies
Doing a 365 project
Acquiring a DSLR
Finishing “A Collection of Thoughts”
Seeing the Bodies exhibit
Taking care of a Bonsai tree
Publishing my Poetry as a book
Meeting a Person for Each Birthday of a Year
Opening my Own Gallery of my Best Work in Photography
Taking Art Classes to learn the technical side of Painting and Drawing
Spending a day in a field of red poppies taking a photoshoot and relaxing with my honey
Reading at least one book of all the author’s on the big painting in Barnes and Noble cafes
Creating a Heart shape with Polaroid photography I take
Reading all of Shakespeare & watching one movie for each
Spending a day at Ikea with my love
Watching all of Jane Seymour and Charlton Heston‘s movies
Seeing both of the homes I grew up in years from now
Having Kevin teach me how to use chopsticks
Completing the Marilyn Monroe mosaic puzzle
Filling a jar full of origami stars for each wish or prayer
Learning each of my heritage’s language
Attending a Midnight premiere
Being at Time Square, New York on New Year’s Eve
Being at the Beach when it Snows
Reading every book on the BBC 100 book list
Reading every Disney Classics’ movie based on a book
Not adding 1 item until 7 are crossed off
Having a Pen Pal from a different country
Listing at least 3 things I am thankful for each day for a year
Visiting Claude Monet’s house
Throwing a message in a bottle to the sea
Reading/Owning all of Nicholas Sparks’ books
Playing tictactoe in the sand on the beach
Throwing a dart at a map of the world and going where it lands
Riding an elephant
Posting 1 vocabulary word a day describing who I am for a year
Visiting South and North Carolina
Finding the old truck in the article my grandmother gave to me and taking a photo of it
Participating in Relay for Life

Yes, yes I have acquired an old-fashion typewriter. It’s so lovely! It’s actually my boyfriend’s mother’s father’s that she gave me. I’m pretty much in love with it. I took some photos of it the other day, but I haven’t been able to upload them or edit them until today, which is also why I haven’t published this post, yet. Here it is, though! I also have an add to It that I will post after this. (:

Au revoir,

Gigi

Autumn’s Warmth; Contrast – Post Five-Hundred-Sixty-Nine

Autumn’s haze, dusting the affection
Affection’s adulation, a contradictory irony.
Contrast our warmth with their crisp frequency
A sweet, tender touch to the cheek
A tear which consists of the best wishes for you.

Au revoir,

Gigi

Easy as 1,2,3 – Post Five-Hundred-Sixty-Eight

THE IT LIST

Acquiring an SLR
Acquiring a Polaroid
Finishing ‘The Notebook Theme’
Writing a novel
Seeing Paris in the Spring
Acquiring an old-fashion typewriter
Watching all of Judy Garland’s films
Singing in front of a group
Not speaking one word for a whole day
Learning Spanish, Italian, and French
Riding a Moped
Riding a horse with no saddle
Reading Kon Tiki
Creating my own personal library
Filling out a journal
Reading the Bible cover to cover
Reading Pilgrim’s Progress
Capturing love in a photograph
Starting a photography business
Earning a Medical Transcription certificate
Getting a job
Moving out
Spending a day at the Hawthorne District
Spending a day at the Saturday Market
Tattooing my side with meaning
Riding the bus
Taking a road trip to Forks, La Push and Port Angeles, Washington
Finishing a jawbreaker
Reading 20 books written about Jacqueline Kennedy
Reading “She Said Yes”
Watching the greatest movies filmed in 1939 and reading each film’s book
Watching all Alfred Hitchcock movies
Doing a 365 project
Acquiring a DSLR
Finishing “A Collection of Thoughts”
Seeing the Bodies exhibit
Taking care of a Bonsai tree
Publishing my Poetry as a book
Meeting a Person for Each Birthday of a Year
Opening my Own Gallery of my Best Work in Photography
Taking Art Classes to learn the technical side of Painting and Drawing
Spending a day in a field of red poppies taking a photoshoot and relaxing with my honey
Reading at least one book of all the author’s on the big painting in Barnes and Noble cafes
Creating a Heart shape with Polaroid photography I take
Reading all of Shakespeare & watching one movie for each
Spending a day at Ikea with my love
Watching all of Jane Seymour and Charlton Heston‘s movies
Seeing both of the homes I grew up in years from now
Having Kevin teach me how to use chopsticks
Completing the Marilyn Monroe mosaic puzzle
Filling a jar full of origami stars for each wish or prayer
Learning each of my heritage’s language
Attending a Midnight premiere
Being at Time Square, New York on New Year’s Eve
Being at the Beach when it Snows
Reading every book on the BBC 100 book list
Reading every Disney Classics’ movie based on a book
Not adding 1 item until 7 are crossed off
Having a Pen Pal from a different country
Listing at least 3 things I am thankful for each day for a year
Visiting Claude Monet’s house
Throwing a message in a bottle to the sea
Reading/Owning all of Nicholas Sparks’ books
Playing tictactoe in the sand on the beach
Throwing a dart at a map of the world and going where it lands
Riding an elephant
Posting 1 vocabulary word a day describing who I am for a year
Visiting South and North Carolina
Finding the old truck in the article my grandmother gave to me and taking a photo of it
Participating in Relay for Life

Yes, I have officially moved out! I’m back in Portland and happier then ever. Also, last Friday,  I got to play tic tac toe in the sand. It was so much fun! I got pictures from it, but I won’t be able to upload them for awhile. I will post them when I can. (:

Au revoir,

Gigi 

Shooting Stars – Post Five-Hundred-Sixty-Seven

Shooting stars, loving eyes
Bright sunsets never cease.
Sunrise, a wish,
Make a dream.
You’ve already made mine come true. 

Au revoir,

Gigi

 

I Wonder What You’re Thinking – Post Five-Hundred-Sixty-Six

 

I wonder what you’re thinking;
Oh I’ve wondered what you thought.
I’m curious to know,
What made your heart just stop?
You looked at me in awe,
And I just smiled with a wink.
You questioned the meaning behind it all,
And so my heart began to sink.
I wonder what you’re thinking,
Oh I’ve wondered what you thought.
I’m curious to know,
What made you stop loving me?

Au revoir,

Gigi

Accomplishment is a Rare Feat – Post Five-Hundred-Sixty-Five

THE IT LIST

Acquiring an SLR
Acquiring a Polaroid
Finishing ‘The Notebook Theme’
Writing a novel
Seeing Paris in the Spring
Acquiring an old-fashion typewriter
Watching all of Judy Garland’s films
Singing in front of a group
Not speaking one word for a whole day
Learning Spanish, Italian, and French
Riding a Moped
Riding a horse with no saddle
Reading Kon Tiki
Creating my own personal library
Filling out a journal
Reading the Bible cover to cover
Reading Pilgrim’s Progress
Capturing love in a photograph
Starting a photography business
Earning a Medical Transcription certificate
Getting a job
Moving out
Spending a day at the Hawthorne District
Spending a day at the Saturday Market
Tattooing my side with meaning
Riding the bus
Taking a road trip to Forks, La Push and Port Angeles, Washington
Finishing a jawbreaker
Reading 20 books written about Jacqueline Kennedy
Reading “She Said Yes”
Watching the greatest movies filmed in 1939 and reading each film’s book
Watching all Alfred Hitchcock movies
Doing a 365 project
Acquiring a DSLR
Finishing “A Collection of Thoughts”
Seeing the Bodies exhibit
Taking care of a Bonsai tree
Publishing my Poetry as a book
Meeting a Person for Each Birthday of a Year
Opening my Own Gallery of my Best Work in Photography
Taking Art Classes to learn the technical side of Painting and Drawing
Spending a day in a field of red poppies taking a photoshoot and relaxing with my honey
Reading at least one book of all the author’s on the big painting in Barnes and Noble cafes
Creating a Heart shape with Polaroid photography I take
Reading all of Shakespeare & watching one movie for each
Spending a day at Ikea with my love
Watching all of Jane Seymour and Charlton Heston‘s movies
Seeing both of the homes I grew up in years from now
Having Kevin teach me how to use chopsticks
Completing the Marilyn Monroe mosaic puzzle
Filling a jar full of origami stars for each wish or prayer
Learning each of my heritage’s language
Attending a Midnight premiere
Being at Time Square, New York on New Year’s Eve
Being at the Beach when it Snows
Reading every book on the BBC 100 book list
Reading every Disney Classics’ movie based on a book
Not adding 1 item until 7 are crossed off
Having a Pen Pal from a different country
Listing at least 3 things I am thankful for each day for a year
Visiting Claude Monet’s house
Throwing a message in a bottle to the sea
Reading/Owning all of Nicholas Sparks’ books
Playing tictactoe in the sand on the beach
Throwing a dart at a map of the world and going where it lands
Riding an elephant
Posting 1 vocabulary word a day describing who I am for a year
Visiting South and North Carolina
Finding the old truck in the article my grandmother gave to me and taking a photo of it
Participating in Relay for Life

Yes indeed, darlings. I have officially finished my 365 project! YES YES YES YES YES. I’m so happy to be done with it! I’m actually surprised that I disciplined myself enough to stick to it and not give up. I stuck with it the whole year. Yes, there were days that I forgot and would have to post it the next day, but I still make sure to take a photo every day, minus about 4 days. I’m actually kind of proud of myself for sticking with it. Plus I learned so much from it. I’ve grown so much from it. (:

Au revoir,

Gigi

Day 365 – Post Five-Hundred-Sixty-Four

Inspiration: In the face of tradition.

Today has been wonderful. I haven’t been feeling well, but I think it’s because I’ve been go-go-go all week. Chris isn’t feeling well either, so we decided to stay home and hang out with our kitties.
The only bad part about today is that I wasn’t able to see my parents for the first time on my birthday. How weird is that? But, other than that . . . it’s been so wonderful. Soo very wonderful.
Today is my 20th birthday. I am no longer a teenager. I am also done with this tremendous project. I’m sure I’ll find a way to combine all of the photos from this whole year and post it here for you all to see.
I loved and hated this project. It was a pain in the arse to remember every day, and there were a lot of days that I was super lazy, but there were rare gem days that I really SAW something spectacular and thought, “That’s my photo of the day.” It’s taught me a lot. It’s forced me to look rather than to just see. It’s taught me there’s more to it than meets the eye, and I loved doing this project simply because of that. However, I don’t think I’ll ever do a 365 project again. Ever. Haha. Well, maybe someday, simply because Portland has so much to offer – at first glance and in the little details. Who knows though. (:

Au revoir,

Gigi