mary sheela.

i received an e-mail today from a SB volunteer coordinator in New York. another volunteer sent him this to pass on to me, from Mary Sheela. my darling little 4th grader. first one I ever taught bium pum pum to. I miss her so much. I miss feeling the way I felt there every day.

Dear Amy,
I miss playing, singing, and dancing burump um pum. I still have your photo. I also have the eraser and the sticker. I am so sad without you. You are in my heart. I am waiting for you to come back to Shanti Bhavan. Did you forget me? I have sad news. I was depromoted because I never studied well.



"I know what it's like to freeze to death"
- james taylor

aquarium video.

Kuroshio Sea - 2nd largest aquarium tank in the world - (song is Please don't go by Barcelona) from Jon Rawlinson on Vimeo.

my friend doug showed me this video today, mentioning he watches it at least once a day. it is of the Kuroshio Sea, the 2nd largest aquarium tank in the world. video by Jon Rawlinson.

there's something calming and encompassing about it.


time capsule

I saw this warhol time capsule project via hi + low. recently I'm interested in all things post-modern because I am studying it in my post-modern humanities class, funnily enough. I feel desperate to preserve things and don't know if I could do it the way he did.


i made this for you.

yphotos via poppytalk's series from something's hiding in here: i made this for you.

I really wish I was as creative, clever, and thoughtful as these people.

nice thing.

I found this surprise between my 2 pillows last week. Ariel is so thoughtful, writing my personal terms of endearment like "babe city" and "love you amers." I love this girl.


china celebrates.

great photos of China's 60th year celebration. via The Boston Globe.