these texts are an archive of my life in the San Francisco Bay Area from march 2007 - march 2015. it stands as a record of close to a decade of my life, charting the struggles i faced as an artist, daughter, and lover. messy and chaotic at times, eloquent and poetic at others, these texts are an index i am proud of. it was here in this electric box that i learned how to be honest about my experiences and the person i needed to become. it was here that i first learned the truism that words make the world and how to trust such a beautiful, rife, hard fact.

thank you for meeting me here in such tall grass.

my artist website is here.

Jun 28, 2011

rainy day

tap tap tap on the roof and windows, i pace back and forth. i crochet black roses and pray the sky will clear. i want to get out and run around the lake. i want to sweat and breathe hard and feel my feet pounding against the dirt. i go through my german flashcards (yes, i am totally so nerdy as to have flashcards), and listen to the angles of this beautiful language. the tones and foreign lilts coming out of my own mouth. it adds a new breed of romance to my life. a new shape and desire. and kate's book is here next to me. it came in the mail the other day and i am loving every second of it, every page. all her writing reaches into me and pulls out so many hidden things. her writing makes me write. her work makes me want my own even more than i already do. the work of others has always amplified and accelerated my drive. i go back and forth between reading and writing, turning her pages and turning out my own. tap tap tap on the keys and the rain on the windows.


Elisabeth said...

Lucky you, Angela, to be learning German.

I've been absent from here of late, sorry. I'm busy trying to finish my thesis but I'm pleased to visit you again from time to time.

angela simione said...

elisabeth! :D no need to apologize! any time you spend here is an utter gift to me! i'm glad you are so diligently working. it inspires!

i feel very lucky to be learning a new language! and already i am dreaming of the day when i've enough of a command over german to begin french. my To-Do list swells with such fantastic goals now that i've conquered the big ones (quit smoking, get regular excersize, etc).

always glad to have your eyes and words here.