antidote to a tiny disappointment


we had a Tiny Disappointment today.

just a little bruised feeling, tis all.

You understand, we know.

So – what is to be Done to cheer ourselves up?

well, let’s see.

how about twilight in the library?


and pausing on the corner of La Brea and Melrose to watch the sunset before reading a collection of short stories by sylvia townsend-warner in a small cafe?


and learning more about precious people who love Piaf and Robert Palmer and lusty espressos in Paris and American art magazines back home (D – the responses are splendid!)

while Other wonderful friends are walking the dog(s) in soft pale olive groves

a beauteous friend is Juicing Art in Berlin.

while someone Brave and glorious across town from The Juicer is starting a revolution.

and we have some new poetry to examine and relish and adore from Your Comments to an Earlier Post

there was a Long Chat with someone delicious in Manhattan to Talk and laugh and giggle a little into the back cushions on the soft sofa.


so – disappointing news?

Quelle disappointment?


all. gone/


sweet dreams, darlings.



11 thoughts on “antidote to a tiny disappointment

  1. hello love,
    i DO understand. and i do have the same feelings, too, these days. and i was just about to write a post about it….
    raising a cup of tea and smiling to you over lands and oceans xx

  2. Oh my. Is that the library in Heaven? Because if so, I want to get off this reincarnation cycle and go THERE for eternity. It looks like the type of place where nothing bad could ever happen to you.
    And thank goodness for the reassurance as my eyebrow (the left one) had shot up to my hairline in consternation at the title of this post.
    Sure everything is OK? Sending bisous,
    H who is off to grab the Rilke book by her bedside

    1. tis the Beverly Hills Library – and usually full of the unemployed and homeless and those who love-books. so a magical, if slightly depressing place, at times. in a good way.

  3. February has been a blur. I’ve only been able to skim your recent posts, all of which have been fabulous. Loved reading the excerpts and glad to see the dualing perspectives of the two, female neighbor characters. I have a sister-in-law who shares the name of one of the characters, but, since she’s of Gallego descent, she spells her name Anabel. :-) I also appreciated your reference to Mulholland Drive (I actually own that Lynch DVD) and La Cienega, which reminded me of a favorite Ryan Adam’s tune, “La Cienega Just Smiled”: So glad to hear that your disappointment was a small one. We are all evolving. I’ll share this quote as a reminder that becoming who you want to be is not a road without potholes and hammers and as a wish that you will have continued strength to surpass any obstacles that may be standing between you and your goals: “You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.” (James A. Froude) Waving at you from Tarheel country!

    1. Ruth!

      so lovely to see you here.

      and may we say how lovely it is to learn about new references to spanish-descendants and pale blue sporting jersey wearers – neither reference we knew about and enjoyed learning more of While listening to the slowly-sweet-gentle Mr. Adams.

      thank you!

      _tg xxx

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