Tuesday, June 26, 2012

My posting is getting worse and worse. :'(

Hi there!
I'm about to leave for camp. And there will be no internet. For two months.
So yeah.
Have a good summer, guys.
<3 Gabi

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Teens Can Write Too

Hey.
So my post for TCWT is forthcoming but will not be ready on time. I'll stick it here when I get the chance to write.
I'm in the middle of exams and everything is insane.
Sorry.
In the meantime, check out the other blogs in the chain!

My stuff will appear when possible.
June 8–http://hazelwrites.wordpress.com–hazelwrites
June 9–http://miriamjoywrites.wordpress.com–A Farewell To Sanity
June 10–http://insideliamsbrain.wordpress.com–This Page Intentionally Left Blank
June 11–http://laughablog.wordpress.com–The Zebra Clan
June 12–http://weirdalocity.wordpress.com–You Didn’t Really Need To Know This…
June 13–http://otherrandomthings.wordpress.com–Dragons, Unicorns, and Other Random Things
June 14–http://correctingpenswelcome.wordpress.com–Comfy Sweaters, Writing, and Fish
June 15–http://kirstenwrites.wordpress.com–Kirsten Writes!
June 16–http://lilyjenness.blogspot.com–Lily’s Notes in the Margins
June 18–http://realityisimaginary.blogspot.com–Reality Is Imaginary
June 19–http://planetaryelastic.blogspot.com–Tangential Bemusings
June 20–http://musingsfromnevillesnavel.wordpress.com–Musings From Neville’s Navel
June 21–http://allegradavis.wordpress.com–All I Need Is A Keyboard
June 22–http://incessantdroningofaboredwriter.wordpress.com–The Incessant Droning Of A Bored Writer
June 23–http://teenscanwritetoo.wordpress.com–Teens Can Write Too! (We will be announcing the topic for next month’s chain)
-Gabi

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The closer exams come, the less I understand.

     I had an interesting conversation with a friend of mine today. It started out about signing yearbooks, but it somehow ended up in a completely different place. It made me want to write something. It's the first thing I've written that even vaguely resembles verse for a long time. No idea if it's any good. But it's honest.


A Little Thank You
For the people who speak in my language.
Who speak in concepts and metaphors.
Who speak in wishes and hopes and ideas, weave them into an array of syllables and a mutual understanding.
For the people who understand.
Who understand that the thickest dictionary is a poor stand-in if you can't use the words with conviction.
Who understand that there's listening, and then there's listening. 
For the people who listen.
Who listen to learn, not to lecture.
Who listen to find the dimensions of meaning behind mere speaking.
For the people who speak in my language.

     Yeah. That was it. It felt weird to write something with actual structure for the first time in ages.


In other news, here is a picture of my brother's new puppy with bad exposure.

His name is Leo.

Hope you're all doing well.

-Gabi

Monday, June 4, 2012

Does the pony negate the sophistication of the Magritte?

     Most people have special skills, ones they consistently excel at through hard work and/or raw talent. I'm not one of those people. I have no talents *. I bow to the superior writing of my blogging peers. I let the singers take care of harmonizing as guitarists finger frets without my interference. Baking souffl├ęs is outside of my expertise, and I can barely draw stick figures. I'm not even especially photogenic, goshdarnit!

     Strangely enough, I've accomplished bits and pieces everything I mentioned above. My writing, singing, guitar playing, baking, drawing, and face in photographs have all been complimented before. I'm decent at all of the things listed.

. . . So my talent is being almost talented at things?

     I was going to write a conclusion or something, but I drowned my sorrows in making a My Little Pony/Magritte reference and posting it on my new tumblr

Because it's only a representation of a pony? Geddit?
I'm not even a brony, why did I do this?

Did I mention that I am EXTREMELY untalented attention span wise?


-Gabi

*With the exception of my ability to contort my disproportionately long arms over my head in a way that looks kind of cool.