Daily Archives: September 2, 2010

‘The Thing Is’ by Ellen Bass

The Thing Is

to love life, to love it even
when you have no stomach for it
and everything you’ve held dear
crumbles like burnt paper in your hands,
your throat filled with the silt of it.
When grief sits with you, its tropical heat
thickening the air, heavy as water
more fit for gills than lungs;
when grief weights you like your own flesh
only more of it, an obesity of grief,
you think, How can a body withstand this?
Then you hold life like a face
between your palms, a plain face,
no charming smile, no violet eyes,
and you say, yes, I will take you
I will love you, again.

-Ellen Bass

Ikea Food!

Having trouble falling asleep so here are some pictures of the cute new food toys from Ikea that I bought for Anya a couple of days ago. I think the toys are super cute and oh-so-squishy! Adrian thinks I bought them for myself and not really for Anya.

first, a pic of Anya stealthily dipping bread into MY soup

basket of fruits!

dessert set

breakfast set