Sentimental drift

You held each star up on a string

and I swear every one was a lighthouse.

Caught off guard by the beauty,

I set course in a sentimental drift –

swan-diving into the ether.

Letting go, again.

 

Remember to forget where we came from.

Each line on our forehead,

each scar on our hands,

does not define our existence.

We are what we feel, when we feel it.

 

Messengers, take heart.

Roll down your window and make waves in the aurora night sky.

I’ll call you when I figure it out.

I’ll photograph this wasted time,

and wear it like a charm around my neck.

Nobody puts baby in a corner.

 

M.

Apart

Sometimes I think you have too many loves, and too many lovers to name.

Sometimes I think you have too many words, and too many demons to tame.

But sometimes I think that you are quite right,

And you and I fit the frame.

Sometimes I feel like you might hold my heart,

And cradle it like your own just the same.

And then I remember how far away you are,

And how magic doesn’t seem to remember,

On long winter nights, when the fire bites the frost,

I’ll dream of you in this dreary November.

 

M.

I’ve been away, been away too long.

I spent all of last week in the beautiful city of St. John’s Newfoundland. I haven’t been to “Sin Jawns” since 2006 and it was really great to see all of my friends again. I walked the downtown streets a number of times and I have the blisters to prove it. There was a lot of rain, but when the sun did shine, boy was it ever magnificent.

Between me and my friends Jody and Savannah we checked out:

Bistro Sofia
Smoke’s Poutinerie
Rocket Bakery
Rosie the Rebel
Afterwords
Freak Lunchbox
Hempware
The Newfoundland Chocolate Company
The Natural Health Store
and a bunch of box stores and the Avalon Mall

And of course, the popular touristy destinations like the Basilica, the National War Memorial, the Rooms, Commissariat House, Signal Hill, and more. I also got a special treat from my best friend Savannah. Savannah plays the drums and is taught weekly by a very popular St. John’s artist. She took me to one of her favorite spots in town to play and played “Paradise City” for me. Rather fitting, and I was so proud of her. I also met her drum teacher who was just as awesome as she described.

It was a great week. My eyes were opened to an entirely new way of life. I’m used to living in towns with a population under 10,000 so it’s nice to see how the other side lives sometimes. Turns out we’re all weird. Haha.

Til next time.

Love,

M.

 

Dreaming

How gracefully your fingertips touched the brim of
my glasses
Pulling them gently as to not disturb the hair on my forehead.
That was the gentlest you’d ever been.
The sun beat down and paraded itself in through our kitchen window
Creeping slowly across to the spot where I sat,
Shoulders against the cupboards
toes stretching
knees bending
heart racing.
There was a playfulness in your eyes that I hadn’t seen in a while.
“You still like me don’t you?”
I struggled to find my sentence…“Of course.”
You paused.
“I’m glad.”

And with the swiftness of a fox, he jumped to his feet and stretched out his hand.
“Come.”
I waited.
His hand stood perfectly still in the air above my anxious eyes.
I glanced outward my own hand, resting lightly on the floor.
I flipped it over, the lines were still there, the lifeline included.
I must be alive.
Counting my fingertips, I raised my hand slowly and met with the hand of this man, a stranger to me now.
I wondered, as I arose, how much time I spent sitting against the cupboard beneath the window.
My feet were hot, having been touched by the passing sun and shadows.
I followed slowly, apprehensive, the body leading me down the hallway.
I walked past framed photos of someone who looked like me, with someone who looked like him. Impossible.
He stopped.
He must have noticed the essence of sadness on my face.
“Don’t you remember?”
“What is there to remember?”
His confident, boyish stance turned quickly into a slump.
He looked at me as if he could see directly through me.
“I wish you would wake up.”

-30-

M.

Any Questions?

You know what? It’s a Saturday night and I’m alive baby! Haha. That’s a shot at Girls. I love that show. But yeah, it’s a Saturday night, I’m 27 and single.. and here I am at home, drinking whiskey, and playing around on the Internet.

Somebody stop me. (That’s a shot at The Mask. Didn’t like that one so much.)

M.

84 Questions

Put your music player of choice on shuffle and list the first 10 songs

Pretty Tied Up – Guns n Roses

Sex On Fire – Kings of Leon

Wish I Could – Norah Jones

Dirty Rain – Ryan Adams

Knockin‘ on Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan

Hail to the King – Avenged Sevenfold

Gasoline – Audioslave

Book IX – Caspian

White Blank Page – Mumford & Sons

The Bravest Kids – Rancid

If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Would you take anyone with you?

I’d like to spend a week bumming around Norway. Why? Because it’s beautiful and so different from where I am now. I’d want to take a friend for sure – someone who would love to photograph everything like I would!

What is your preferred writing implement? (eg. Blue pen, pencil, green pen)?

Black fountain pen.

Favourite month and why?

December. Because the snow is just starting to stick to the ground, and there’s electricity and excitement in the air about Christmas, and I love all of the lights.

Do you have connections to any celebrities (even minor)? List them.

Nope.

Name 3 items you could pick up from where you are.

Kind of a vague question. I’ll say my iPhone, my Eiffel Tower statue, and my cherry chapstick.

What brand logo is closest to you currently?

Another kind of vague question. I’m guessing this means my favorite brand… in which case, I don’t really have one.

Do you ever play board games or other non-computer games? Got any favourites?

I really don’t like any types of games. Computer, board, card, mind.. 

A musical artist you love that isn’t well known?

Matt Corby

A musical artist you love that is well known?

Kings of Leon

What is your desktop background currently?

I’m not sure, it’s a really cool picture of a lighthouse and cliff that I found on reddit r/earthporn.

Last person you talked to, and through what you talked to them?

Ok… I talked to Jody last, and we talked over Skype about my trip to St. John’s.

First colour name you can think of that isn’t in the rainbow?

Brown

What timekeeping devices are in the room you are currently in?

iPhone, iMac, and the watch on my dresser.

What kind of headphones do you use?

Sennheiser headphones, none of this earbud nonsense. 

What musical artists have you seen perform live?

Lol.. none. Well, none well known anyway. 

Does virginity matter to you?

Can’t say that it does, nope.

What gaming consoles do you or your family own?

I have a Nintendo DS… somewhere…

What pets do you have? What are their names?

No pets of my own, but I live with four dogs. Beauty, Honey, JoJo and Gus.

What’s the best job you’ve ever had?

My current one.

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?

I don’t think I’ve ever had a really bad one. Well, that’s not true. There were some really trying moments at the youth centre I worked at for a year.

What magazines do you read, if any?

Elle Canada, Vanity Fair when someone good is on the cover.

Inspiration behind your URL?

I had hit a rough patch in my life back in 2006. I decided after one particularly hard day that the show must go on. No matter what life had to throw at me, I had to keep going forever, for as long as I could. Travelling Infinity.

Inspiration behind your blog title?

Same as last question.

Favourite item of clothing?

My studded biker jacket

Are you friends with any exes?

Sort of

Name at least one book you loved as a child.

The Musicians of Bremen. About a band of abandoned animals who travelled together and came across a cottage full of robbers, they scared the robbers out of the house and had food and warmth in the cottage. It was lovely.

What’s your native language? If that language has distinct regional variations, which variation? (eg. AU English, US English)

Newfoundland English

What email service do you use?

Gmail

Is there anything hanging on the walls of the room you are currently in?

A painting that I purchased of a couple dancing, and about 20 or so photographs that I took, and a painting by Joey Jenkins

What’s your favourite number, and why?

88. That was my famous grade for all of the papers I wrote in school.

Earliest moment in your life you can remember?

I can remember being very sick as a child growing up in Hills Harbour. I remember one night I had a really bad fever and I was lying in my bed, drifting in and out of consciousness, watching my Dad in the doorway of the house (it was open to cool the house down) and he looked panicked. I remember seeing a boat all lit up out in the bay through a crack in the doorway, and I remember the radio was playing some kind of classical music in the background.

What did you have for dinner yesterday?

Good question.. I think I had a panini from Tim’s

How often do you brush your teeth?

Twice a day

What’s your favourite candy/chocolate?

I like chocolate covered jujubes

Have you had other blogs on Tumblr? Do you have any other blogs currently?

I have a blog through WordPress, www.travellinginfinity.com

If you were suddenly really hungry, what would you choose to eat?

Beef Jerky I bought today at a community market

What fandoms would you consider yourself a part of?

The Walking Dead

If you could study anything, what would it be?

I would like to learn a bunch of new languages. I wish I still knew fluent French, and I’d like to learn German.

Do you use anything on your lips? (eg. Chapstick, gloss, balm, lipstick)

Cherry chapstick

How would you describe your sense of humour?

Witty, sarcastic

What things annoy you more than anything else?

Disrespect, bad drivers, animal cruelty, elder abuse

What kind of position are you in at the moment?

Sitting moderately straight at my computer desk, legs folded

Do you wear much jewellery?

I wear earrings all the time, and I wear an infinity ring on my right middle finger

Who is the leader of your country, currently? Any other levels of government with leaders? (State, region, province, county, district, municipality, etc)

Steven Harper (Canada), Kathy Dunderdale (Newfoundland Labrador premier) and Jamie Snook (Mayor of Goose Bay).

Last 3 blogs on your dashboard, not including any of your own

Why Writing Is Good For The Soul, Humbled Pie, and SethSnap

What do you carry your money in?

Pffft.. what money? lol, jk, I have a zebra print wallet

Do you enjoy driving? Why or why not?

I love driving, it’s one of my favorite things to do! Road trips are the bestest!

Longest drive you have ever been on?

Not really that long, I’ve been across Newfoundland a couple of times. The road from Goose Bay to St. Lewis feels like it takes forever most of the time.. I feel like that should count haha

Furthest away from home you have ever been?

Haha, well, St. John’s. 

How many times have you moved house?

Six times

What is on the floor of the room you’re currently in, not including furniture?

A bunch of pillows

How many devices do you own which can access the internet?

Four

Is there is anything that is guaranteed to always make you happy?

Writing

Is there anything that always makes you sad?

Thinking of my dog Kimo

What programs do you currently have open?

iTunes, Safari (WordPress) and Pages (this survey)

What do you associate the colour red with?

Red lipstick

Last strong smell you can remember smelling?

Sugar cookie scented scentsy bar

Last healthy thing you ate?

I had some carrots that I bought at the garden market cooked for supper

Do you drink tea or coffee, and how much per day?

Tea, once or twice a week

What do you associate the colour blue with?

The great big blue sea

How long is the closest ruler you can find?

Lol, how random.. 12 inches

What colour pants/skirt/etc are you currently wearing?

My pj pants are grey pinstriped

When was the last time you drank water?

Right now.. but there’s also whiskey in it…..

How often do you clear your browser history?

At the end of every day before I shut my computer down for the night

Do you believe nude photos can be artistic, rather than erotic?

Yes

Ever written fanfiction for anything?

Nope

Last formal event you attended

Birthday party I suppose? If not that, then my graduation from journalism school

If you had to move your birthday to another date, which one would you choose and why?

If I absolutely had to… I think sometime in November. I don’t have a specific day in mind

Would you prefer to be at a beach or in the countryside?

Depends on the time of year.. but most likely beach

Roughly how many people live in your town?

The one I’m in now, around 8,000

Do you know anyone with the same birthday as you?

I know two people with the same birthday as me haha

Favourite place to shop? Can be a certain store or a place where there are multiple stores.

I really like Chapters bookstore, and Penningtons/AdditionElle for clothing

Do you have a smartphone? What kind? If you don’t, do you want one?

I have an iPhone, and it owns me.. not the other way around

What is your least favourite colour, and why?

I’m not a fan of pink.. it’s just so…. pink…

How do you spell grey/gray?

Gray

What difference is there between how many followers you have, and the number of blogs you follow?

I have more followers.. I bookmark the blogs I like

How many posts do you have on your blog?

262

What time is it currently?

11:21 p.m. 

Is there anything you should be doing right now?

Nope.. pretty free to do whatever. And somehow I managed to be doing this.. on a Saturday night. Years from now my future self will be laughing at how overly single and pathetic I was..

I got my hair cut today..highlight of the weekend so far!
I got my hair cut today..highlight of the weekend so far!