daturas' garden

My Photo
Location: Ontario, Canada

February 19, 2006

Still Life...

"If you need to visualize the soul, think of it as a cross between a wolf howl, a photon, and a dribble of dark molasses. But what it really is, as near as I can tell, is a packet of information. It's a program, a piece of hyperspatial software designed explicitly to interface with the Mystery. Not a mystery, mind you, the Mystery. The one that can never be solved. Data in our psychic program is often nonlinear, nonhierarchical, archaic, alive, and teeming with paradox. Simply booting up is a challenge, if not for no other reason than that most of us find acknowledging the unknowable and monitoring its intrusions upon the familiar and mundane more than a little embarrassing. More immediately, by waxing soulful you will have granted yourself the possibility of ecstatic participation in what the ancients considered a divinely animated universe. And on a day to day basis, folks, it doesn't get any better than that."
Tom Robbins

hug your Mom,

February 13, 2006


THe CoOL KiDS, tHE CaKE...ANd a LiTTLe SoMEtHiNG DoNniE dArKo.

iNdeED A DELiCiOUsLy DeLiGHtFuL BiRThDaY To THe VeRy EnD...

February 08, 2006

rocket queens and jelly beans

abandoned, then abused.
dear blog:

new day, fresh perspective.
sorry about the mindless self indulgence.
sometimes a girls just gotta get that stuff out.

art and _itchcraft
dear BFF:

I'm coming to see you on friday.
we'll pick you up from class on saturday, relax, round up some guy and decorate for MiXEd FeSTiViTiES at sad bastards' house...
so get your homework done Wench!
i miss you!

i also miss axl.

February 07, 2006


"...not under the table, not behind the rack of rugs, not exploded in the microwave...more like flushed down the gleaming porcelain object marked "not in this lifetime sweetheart". fluushshssssshhhhsshh...swish gurlge swirl."

Last thursday i lost my job and looking back, that is how i felt about it. today after a 7 hour round trip to take my dog to a new home in kingston, that feeling came back again.

Ya know, at least when we gave up my Mom, we didn't have a choice.
I know we all have lessons to learn in this life, but who the fuck hands out the assignments. Or maybe, my soul just has an evil dead sense of humour and signed up for this thrilling ride itself before launching into people skin for a front row seat to growing up Kel. Screw that. Someone tell that guy its standing room only and toss that monkey muther f*cker against the bars until he BEGS to see the light. steel toes won't help you now you ethereal assh*le.
"take a look at what I'm wearing, people. You think anybody wants a roundhouse kick to the face while I'm wearing these bad boys?"

As if this insanity isn't questionable enough, in my slight snapping, sean connery doing schwarzenegger impressions became the voice of reason in my head for part of the drive home.
Who's the loozsher now?...lanshelot. I trushted you...eeyaargghheraaRARggheaRRGhHh...
I won't mention the other parts.

Sometimes you gotta just snap the shots and fuck the focus.

True say princess, true say.

Feed your cereal addictions kiddies,
pawless kaw.

February 06, 2006

Messages from Water

It's been a very productive day.
For me and Winter.
Snow has been falling ALL DAY.
It's beautiful, but it makes me think of this.

Next time you curse the hefty mounds of thought retaining energy sucking icey crystal sponges covering your car, house, steps, weighing down trees, slipping you, tripping you, making your mittens all wet and your face soo cooold, remember, they have feelings too...and those feelings affect us.

All snow, No jive.
(as long as i don't have to drive.)

February 05, 2006

The Four Agreements: A Black Apron Article

Inspired by a six foot four wingspan and a glimpse inside the world of a thousand macchiatos...

Proportion, Grind, Water and Freshness.
Understand and follow the guidelines for each of them, and you're on your way to brewing a great cup of coffee every time.

Use the right proportion of coffee to water. This is the most important step in making great coffee. For the most flavorful cup of coffee, Starbucks recommends using two tablespoons of ground coffee (10 grams) for each six fluid ounces (180 milliliters) of water. If coffee brewed this way is too strong for your taste, you can add a little hot water to your cup of brewed coffee.

The shorter the brewing process, the finer the grind. Different brewing methods have different grind requirements, so grind your coffee for the brewing method you use. The amount of time the coffee and water spend together affects the flavor elements that end up in your cup of coffee, and the design of your coffee maker dictates how long the coffee and water sit in direct contact during the brewing process. For instance, coffee ground for an espresso machine should be very fine, in part because the brew cycle is only 19 to 22 seconds long. But for a coffee press, the coffee should be coarse ground, because the water and coffee are in direct contact for about four minutes.

Use fresh, cold water heated to just off the boil. A cup of coffee is 98 percent water. Therefore, the water you use to make coffee should taste clean, fresh, and free of impurities. Water heated to just off a boil (195° to 205° F or 90° to 96° C) is perfect for extracting the coffee's full range of flavors. Any cooler and the water can't adequately do the job. Automatic coffee makers heat the water for you. Make sure the one you use gets the water hot enough.

Use freshly ground coffee. Think of coffee as fresh produce. The enemies of coffee are oxygen, light, heat, and moisture. To keep coffee fresh, store it in an opaque, airtight container at room temperature. Storing coffee in the refrigerator or freezer for daily use can damage the coffee as warm, moist air condenses to the beans whenever the container is opened. Whole bean coffee stays fresh longer because there is less surface area exposed to oxygen. For the best results, coffee should be ground just before brewing and used or stored immediately.
I should mention that this was previously written and most likely copy written to be posted by Starbucks, not me. rules rules rules.

Come on connoisseurs, you're all well versed. common sense or convtroversy? corporate cannibalism or convenience? effective advertising or adversity? take the bait...take it.

February 03, 2006

Absentia Datura

For those who know that time does not exist
flow faster, for you are light in all senses of the word.

heart on fire tongue ablaze
crucified; your crosses, raise.

rumi chopra jesus christ
prince of egypt desert heist

burn the sheep and bushes, herd
seek the child who speaks the Word

angels fallen at the gate
blackened feathers, laughing fate

auras' spirit, virgin blue
glowing soft the mothers' hue.