While sleeping this morning I had a dream that it was my wedding night. I can't remember my husbands face, but I knew that we had slept together before, and yet as it happened I cried. And because that seemed like a failure, we tried again, but were interrupted by some woman entering the room. The woman watched as we stayed, him covering my body.
What a strange thing to wake up to.
With the semester coming to an end, normally I would be leaving books to the wayside in exchange for bright sunny days at the beach, and relaxing to music in the park. This summer though, that doesn't seem like an option. Thanks to one very enthusiastic professor over the last semester, my love for the novel has been rekindled, and here are a few things that I will be indulging in this summer.
After learning about this novel on We Love You So, I couldn't wait to read it, and immediately went to check it out on Amazon. Unfortunately the paperback isn't being released until May 25th, so I'll have to wait patiently. Here's a description of the unconventional work:
"In Light Boxes, the inhabitants of one closely-knit town are experiencing perpetual February. It turns out that a god-like spirit who lives in the sky, named February, is punishing the town for flying, and bans flight of all kind, including hot air balloons and even children's kites. It's February who makes the sun nothing but a faint memory, who blankets the ground with snow, who freezes the rivers and the lakes. As endless February continues, children go missing and more and more adults become nearly catatonic with depression. But others find the strength to fight back, waging war on February."
I was really excited to study this novel in my Love, Sex and Gender in Literature class, but it was cut from our syllabus due to time constrictions. I guess I'll have to just take it on myself.
After reading both Orlando and Mrs. Dalloway this semester, I have gotten a slight bit Virginia Woolf obsessive. Said to be her masterpiece, the novel has also been described to me as being very dense and difficult to get through. I hope I can make it!
Am finally going to order this two piece swimsuit from Urban Outfitters. I have been debating it for a while, and though its a little more costly then I would like for a swimsuit, I figure its worth the investment. I find it really difficult to find swimwear that I actually like, and this combines all of the qualities I have been searching for (many friends have told me that it just looks like underwear, but who wouldn't want to be prancing around the beach in their fanciest undergarments?). With its highwaisted bottoms and an underwire bikini top I'm sure it will be well loved this summer, and summers to come.
Finally got my new spring shoes! My first outing with them was a trip to the park with Lindsay and Solange, followed by dinner at some shady Ossington diner. Felt a little silly at first sinking into the soft ground, but eventually got the hang of them. Will definitely take a little more breaking in, but managed to wear them out that night as well (with grey socks!).
I absolutely love when I stumble across actual representations of the aesthetic I envision for myself. These designs by Twenty-Seven Names fit seamlessly into my daydreams of afternoon croquet and wine (stolen from M. Blash's Lying). Romantic sheer sleeves, lace and highwaisted pleated shorts have me hoping that the warm days as of late are here to stay. Am also loving the idea of socks which have been everywhere, and would love to pair some with my oxfords, but everytime I try it out it seems to look funny. I'm just so used to going sockless, but they do look so cute paired with a sundress and hat.
Am finally going to sit down and listen to the new She & Him album today! Went to their myspace and was greeted with this adorable video for In the Sun. On a side note, why do all of my favorite songs as of late involve the word sun? enjoy xoxo
I'm hoping tomorrow I'll get a chance to sneak away from essay writing and do some much needed spring shoe shopping. I've been really into this earthy cognac color in footwear for a while, but recent pairings on liebemarlene vintage has put this look into my 'must have right this second' file. I'm hoping to find something with a chunky heel and platform so I can make it through spring walks to Nadege or down Ossington with ease. Can't wait to go looking!
Loving Local Natives right now. Listening to them, I can't wait for those intentionally lonely park days to come. Laying face up in the sun (self consciously because I can't see anything approaching unless its from the sky), and waking up with grass in my hair to Airplanes would definitely be agreeable.