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Occupation La Machina Mami
Location Philly, Pennsylvania
Introduction this picture is yoshitomo nara's guitar girl. i stay home with my kidlets--thor and beezus*. in 2008, my second daughter lucy died at 38 weeks of pregnancy. after she died, i started writing about her, her death, parenting, buddhism, how to make sense of the universe and god after, and then anything else that happened to come up in the last however many years since then. i gave up drinking in there, and had thor, which i wrote about on this blog. i started painting mizuko jizo as a form of ritual and memorial and tonglen meditation for her, all the babies gone too soon, and all grieving parents. i am not just about grief, but i think grief is the common thread that ties all humans, whether you lost a child or not. it is the root of suffering and compassion and through our suffering, we can cultivate compassion for all sentient beings. *not their real names.
Interests writing, reading, guitar, painting, cooking, yoga, being present for my children, crafting, kissing garden gnomes, scrabble, cribbage, and making my children giggle.
Favorite Movies razor's edge with bill murray
Favorite Music miles, little johnnie coltrane, ornette coleman, dexter gordon, chet baker, thelonious, dizzy gillespie, charlie parker, billie, ella, dinah. and then bikini kill, joan jett, bjork, sleater-kinney, stereolab, tegan and sara, le tigre, neutral milk hotel, velvet underground and the pixies to name a few things.
Favorite Books independent people by halldor laxness, the last temptation of christ by niko kazantzakis, of human bondage by w. somerset maugham, mosquito coast by paul theroux, the painted veil by w. somerset maugham, the end of the affair by graham greene, the fight by norman mailer, of love and other demons by gabriel garcia marquez, sapogonia by ana castillo, the exact replica of a figment of my imagination by elizabeth mccracken