A Reminder – Post Six-Hundred-Two

Silent night, soul’s delight
your face in tears, a frightful sight.
I warned you dear, I define malice;
I’m foolish and sweet, yet nothing like Alice.
Don’t feign ignorance, I’ve not lied.
Don’t you remember the rain the day I cried?
I humbly confessed my tender folly,
But your iridescent eyes ignored me wholly.
The blame is your own,
Betrayal you’ve shown,
To your own sweet heart. 

Au revoir,

Gigi

Words Are a Powerful Thing – Post Six-Hundred-One

This week is the first week my boyfriend and I have begun studying 2 languages: Hindi and Spanish.
Strange combination? Yes, but that’s okay. We picked them because Spanish is useful on a job hunt, and Hindi will come in handy once we go to India for the Holi Festival. (:

I wanted to tell you a bit about my plans for next year. I’m planning on taking an overseas trip. Now, this all depends on money, timing, etc. etc., but Chris and I are planning on going to England in the fall. We figured we may as well start somewhere that our dialect is similar. After that, who knows. Maybe Paris in the spring. (:

Au revoir,

Gigi

Silent Night, Soul’s Delight – Post Six-Hundred

Friday night was tremendous.
My boyfriend, his brother, and I went downtown for the great tree lighting ceremony. We tried meeting up with my best friend, but the crowd was so thick that it was impossible to find her. We waited 30 minutes alone just to get our coffee! It was exciting!
Within 5 minutes of our arriving the tree was lit! It was a beautiful site. Next year we will be arriving at a much earlier time, that’s for sure. And I won’t be forgetting my camera.

After the tree was lit, we’d gotten our coffees, and we had explored Pioneer Square a bit, we decided to check out this local band. I cannot recall their name (& I’ve been kicking myself for not finding it out) but they were magnificent! They were a mixture of jazz and screamo music. I normally dislike screamo music, but their mix of it was beautiful, lovely, and bled right through you.

Imagine this: A local band, playing late at night on a corner of downtown Portland, with a decent-sized crowd, half of them dancing, and half of them swaying, while all are either screaming, singing, humming, or doing something to go along with the music. How lovely.

Au revoir,

Gigi

This is Bliss – Post Five-Hundred-Ninety-Eight

Intrinsic charm,
Intensive hope,
The colors of change,
The sweet sound of longing,
Where shadows grow longer,
And lovers come closer,
This is bliss, my dear.

Such a rare feat,
Such beauty, uncommon and fleeting.
Don’t blink, I beg of you,& breathe.

Breathe little darling,
Make it count this time.

I want to feel the sound of your life. 

Au revoir,

Gigi

You Ignorant Fool – Post Five-Hundred-Ninety-Seven

Her smile is glass,
Her laughter, hollow.
Her genuine adoration? A ploy.
She uses and abuses,
She manipulates and fakes,
& oh, how dare someone go against her,
It’s off with your head, dear little one.
You little Queen of Hearts,
How ironic, how hypocritical!
Who ever thought it was right to give you such a name?
You giggle as you blaspheme,
You smile as you cause pain,
& not even for a second, do you realize,
How wrong it is, your pitiful time.

You spend it claiming love and acting hate,
You little masked girl, who are you playing?
Nobody likes a game of smiles with knives.

Are you happy, masked villain,
With your quaint little ways?
Or is this just another ploy?
Do you realize, dear Queen,
How much harm you cause,
With your faint whisperings,
& claims of innocence,
When we all know . . . you lie.

Au revoir,

Gigi

The Breath of a Smoker; the Commitment of a Dancer – Post Five-Hundred-Ninety-Six

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
Reading (at least) 1 book in a different language
Reading all 93 books that Jacqueline Kennedy edited

Yes! I did see the BodyWorlds exhibit! It was beautiful, mesmerizing, frightening; everything you could imagine, all in a mixed bunch of awesome. The ways our bodies work are numerous, complicated, and exquisite. God is a mastermind.

Au revoir,

Gigi

Oh, Love (It Must Be) – Post Five-Hundred-Ninety-Five

Oh, love.

I won’t be posting anything on the blog for the next 2 days, for it is our anniversary, and he’s got some special things planned. (:
I shall definitely be taking photos.
Also, on Friday, I may be going to the Portland Japanese Garden.
Let’s hope they allow photos to be taken.. (:
Fingers crossed.

Have a lovely next couple of days, darlings.

Au revoir,

Gigi

P.S. This is a photo I took at another time. Enjoy (:

Yo Leer (I Read) – Post Five-Hundred-Ninety-Four

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
Reading (at least) 1 book in a different language
Reading all 93 books that Jacqueline Kennedy edited

My reasoning? Because it sounds romantic, being able to read a book in another language, and Jackie-O had very interesting taste when it came to books she edited.
I’m a romantic at heart, what can I say?

Au revoir,

Gigi

To Run Back a Moment – Post Five-Hundred-Ninety Three

Have you ever felt that urge, the one that seems to grow with each step you take further away from that one person, to run back? And with each step further, the urge screams a little louder, ‘go back, just run back for a moment. With just one moment longer, I’ll be at ease.’

Just one moment longer.

Au revoir,

Gigi