There is probably never a bad time for a kiss.
Anonymous asked: how do you take your coffee?
It depends on the coffee itself, the weather, what song is playing…I usually drink Turkish coffee, and take it with a pinch of sugar and about two teaspoons of milk. I take my coffee with sentimental prose and poetry and people. I don’t like coffee to-go- where I’m from, there’s barely such thing. Coffee should be taken as a time of day to sit calmly and enjoy a song, a memory, or the company of another human being- I believe that the little moment itself wakes you up more than the caffeine.
Anonymous asked: What is your sense of fashion like? What are your most treasured items? Pictures?
It’s light, fresh, romantic, and classic. I want to be able to look at my closet and be inspired to fly to Sicily or Cyprus or Croatia- this is why I’m a little nut for Dolce & Gabbana's last few seasonal collections, they capture a time and a place most perfectly.
My most treasured items are the ones that remind me of the sea, olive leaves, and the Mediterranean heat I was born in. I love my flowy tops with lace detail, floral/lace shorts, dresses with bare backs, ribbon, Audrey-Hepburn-esque long skirts, olive-branch midi-rings, lace bustiers, Mediterranean patterns…etc. etc.
I also wear a lot of wardrobe classics- black pointed-toe stilettos, little-black dresses and the like- and enjoy simplicity (a favourite outfit is a pair of medium-wash skinny jeans, a plain white tank, and sand-coloured minimalist sandals). Winters are knit on knit on knit, boyfriend jeans, tweed coats, and leather ankle boots with a heel because, well, it’s Canada.
Most of my items are purchased from Zara, Pull & Bear, and Aritzia. I also tend to buy little hand-made accessories from locals during my travels.
“Some women are
lost in the fire.
Some women are
built from it.”
- Michelle K.
"Read poetry every day of your life. Poetry is good because it flexes muscles you don’t use often enough. Poetry expands the senses and keeps them in prime condition. It keeps you aware of your nose, your eye, your ear, your tongue, your hand. And, above all, poetry is compacted metaphor or simile. Such metaphors, like Japanese paper flowers, may expand outward into gigantic shapes. Ideas lie everywhere through the poetry books, yet how rarely have I heard short story teachers recommending them for browsing.
What poetry? Any poetry that makes your hair stand up along your arms. Don’t force yourself too hard. Take it easy. Over the years you may catch up to, move even with, and pass T. S. Eliot on your way to other pastures. You say you don’t understand Dylan Thomas? Yes, but your ganglion does, and your secret wits, and all your unborn children. Read him, as you can read a horse with your eyes, set free and charging over an endless green meadow on a windy day.”
- Ray Bradbury, Zen In The Art of Writing
Anonymous asked: what are you planning to do career wise in the future?
I can’t say that I have any solid plans, but I’m leaning towards becoming a Speech Pathologist and doing some writing on the side.
“It’s all messy:
- William Leal
The Handsome Family - Far from any road
Anonymous asked: How do you deal with someone (not a friend) who is constantly trying to make you jealous of his/her life? It's like every single thing he/she will brag to you, because this person knows you don't have the same thing in your life.
Don’t give them the satisfaction of jealousy. Keep your head up and look at what you do have. Be grateful, even just for a book, or a song lyric, or for the colour of the sky. The world around you is incredibly beautiful, and what’s most beautiful about it is that it’s something that we can all share. x
Anonymous asked: Did you and J celebrate Valentines day? How?
We attended a masquerade the night before and spent Valentine’s day lounging in bed, reading, and simply enjoying being beside each other. It was a day like any other. I love genuine time spent together. I love simplicity.
“This is why it hurts the way it hurts. You have too many words in your head. There are too many ways to describe the way you feel. You will never have the luxury of a dull ache. You must suffer through the intricacy of feeling too much.”
- Ian S. Thomas, I wrote this for you