Crimson Meteors

by angeliska on December 15, 2008

Last night we went to see the Golden Dragon Acrobats at the Paramount Theatre.

Oh heavens, they were so incredible! I have rarely seen such
feats of daring, grace and strength performed so playfully
and (apparently) effortlessly. I want to be an acrobat when I grow up.
(Nevermind that I don’t even know how to do a cartwheel!)

We were celebrating Miss Sarah Belle’s birthday (aka. DJ Organgrinder)
with sweet potatoes roasted in the fire and ginger lemon whiskey,
on the most beautiful night of the year. Shivery silver winds + skeins of stars!

And even though she was far away, numerous birthday toasts
were made in honor of Mlle. Tamera’s whelping as well!

In fact, there was a meteor shower in honor of these two amazing mädchens!
A gibbous Moon will overpowered all but the brightest meteors..
Next year, the Geminids will be stunningly bright and very visible,
since the moon will not be so luminous as it has been recently-
mark your calendar and go lay down under the sky!
“And the meteorite’s just what causes the light

And the meteor’s how it’s perceived
And the meteoroid’s a bone thrown
from the void that lies quiet in offering to thee”

-Emily, Joanna Newsom

I have a new winter hat.
It is very, very old- and
was once a raccoon.

Vintage raccoon hat – ebay
Black + copper scarf from street vendor
Hand of Fatima from my gramma
Fur lined vest (handmade by some hippie
out of an old mink coat with moroccan textile)
– Uncommon Objects
AA black tunic
Red cotton leggings – I don’t remember- free box, maybe?
Black vintage Olathe boots – Uncommon Objects

I am super excited about these boots-
it’s so hard to find vintage boots that fit me
(I wear an 8.5) and these are nice and tall!

I’ve been wearing the silver and chrysocolla
bracelets my mama made. For almost 3 years
after the hurricane, I couldn’t find them anywhere-
I was terrified that I might have lost them in the rubble!
I was so relieved and happy when I found them
in a box full of treasure, still caked in plaster sludge.
Chrysocolla is associated with tranquility and peace,
intuition, patience, and unconditional love.
You are still wrecked among heathen dreams.

We danced to where in the winding thicket
The damask roses, bloom on bloom,
Like crimson meteors hang in the gloom.

William Butler Yeats,
The Wanderings of Oisin: Book I

(foto by Mat Walters)

(foto by Mat Walters)

p.s. The ends of braids make excellent moustaches.


ummmm i keep looking at that photo of you and it hurts my head. WHY YOU SO PURTY?

by verhext on December 15, 2008 at 1:26 am. Reply #

Haha, I can’t even do a cartwheel either!

by Graciela.Moon on December 15, 2008 at 9:19 am. Reply #

You are so amazing. I love the mustache picture so much. I’m so glad we got to spend that evening amongst amazing folks and meteors.

by Frannie on December 15, 2008 at 9:48 am. Reply #

I like the shot of you in the raccoon hat- two sets of eyes looking out!

by anja louise on December 15, 2008 at 11:48 am. Reply #

YES! to that hat photo. Such a gorgeous shot of your icy wolf eyes.

by Selene on December 15, 2008 at 4:17 pm. Reply #

yes yes~~~ what an amazing few days of moon- and stargazing it was. i watched the moonrise over my school on friday night and said hello to the last full moon of 2008, and spent the rest of the weekend staring up at its gibbousness. even stacked under clouds it radiated down with such an amazing glow. thank you for your always kind words and i can’t wait to see you in jew-ell-revel-ry!

by Patience Meliora on December 15, 2008 at 6:29 pm. Reply #

That is an amazing photo of you above the words “I have a new winter hat”. You are a luminous beauty!

by Sue Hughes on December 15, 2008 at 9:58 pm. Reply #

Loved the chrysocolla bracelet 🙂 it’s just a perfect dose of mistery and beauty

by rozy on December 23, 2008 at 7:42 pm. Reply #

you are beautiful

by requiem fields on February 7, 2009 at 10:02 pm. Reply #

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