Milkwood

"Listen. It is night moving in the streets, the processional salt slow musical wind in Coronation Street and Cockle Row, it is the grass growing on Llareggub Hill, dewfall, starfall, the sleep of birds in Milk Wood."

Dylan Thomas

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January 17, 2015

Preciousness in The Town of Llareggub

The bounce in my curls just two days after a haircut… That lonesome feeling in the middle of the night… The way I hug my pillow like a life-jacket as I awaken briefly and then float safely back a...


Dark caves and slimy creatures from outer space populated my early morning dreams two days ago. Wish I could remember more, but all I’m left with besides the general impression is an image of a ...


January 13, 2015

Self-Love in The Town of Llareggub

Was up late talking with William about stuff from his childhood, abusive things his mother did to him from the time he was a small child. So sad to hear about, so sad to picture him all little a...


January 10, 2015

Cupcake-PAC in The Town of Llareggub

Swift little walk here through the words in my head…maybe through the unworded landscapes, actually, as the words formed are like the motion of walking. This is going to have to be a swift jaunt...


“It’s 7 a.m. on the dot! We made good time!”, William proudly proclaimed as we walked through the automatic sliding doors into an elevator vestibule leading into the airport two mornings ago. ...


Whenever I see ads for something called NoMoreRack.com, I always think of women who’ve gotten so thin that they’ve lost their breasts. Many of the women in my age and socioeconomic group have in...


Stretch the darkness thin and you can suddenly see the sun shining through it, piercing and hopeful. In the thickest parts of the night the mind has wings and the soul is an anchor, and in the ...


Hahaha! I love this kid! My little sister, Maddie, I mean! A pair of grey pants that fit her well in the summer are now very tight on her, because she’s been sitting around on her couch for mo...


Searingly cold and gusty. The air outside is anything but gentle, but I crave it inside my lungs right now because only something as harsh and unruly as my thoughts can cast away their agonizing...


Nothing like decoratin’ the Christmas tree while watching the movie The Shining…All that snowy white and shiny red is quite festive! I’ve watched this interview of Jonathan Winters on The Tonight...


Stressful morning and I’d hardly slept. Woke up because William had received notice that there’s a certified signature-required letter for him from his mother that he won’t be able to pick up un...


Surprisingly sad the past few nights. I think it’s been the toll of stress. Days and early evenings, I go out and have fun and fulfill my responsibilities and find terrible things to joke abou...


I love making my face all creamy with my my makeup removing face wash! I used to use Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser to take off my makeup, but after years of using it, it dawned on me that th...


Well hello there! I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving day, or a generally enjoyable week if not celebrating or not able to celebrate. I’ve always loved the holiday, even when I was an anorex...


I’m huddled up in bed next to a sleeping William because I really don’t feel like being or feeling alone in even the slightest way right now. I turn the channels away from news when I feel I can...


My sister jets in from Texas in a day less than a month. So hard to believe how swiftly seasons change. Less than a month ago, I was in Ocean City enjoying what always feels to me like the cres...


I’ve lived too long without strawberry frozen fruit bars; I’ve felt so repressed. The desire for cold ice melting into juice and strawberries against my tongue has obsessed me all week. It had ...


Last night I tuned into a movie version of On the Road from 2012. Never read the book because a lot of really annoying people I’ve known swear by it. But I did like the movie, and enjoyed the p...


Long sleeved pajamas can make me feel like I’m wearing a hug. Right now, a black cotton hug with light grey dots. My whole body is being hugged except my hands and feet, and I’m pretending it’s...


A young Jack Nicholson bares his teeth to a woman on my tv screen, a little tuxedo cat lounges across my lap grooming herself very daintily, my building’s night light glimmers gold streaks throug...


I think a lot of people immediately dislike people whom they think will dislike them.


November 05, 2014

Diana Road... in The Town of Llareggub

Election day is always such an interesting day. Every election day in my memory, save school elections, begins with such a hopeful feel to the air outside. The air feels crisper than usual, eve...



I always find it fascinating to live out the same hour twice, like we did tonight. Some of us slept and some of us actively felt the length of it. It’s kind of like time travel– it’s 1 a.m. on ...


October 29, 2014

Absorption... in The Town of Llareggub

A friend on here got me thinking about scents, just as a small hibiscus-pink folded cardboard advertisement from L’Occitane came in the mail containing a tear-top pouch sample of one of their new...


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