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Denise
16 February 2017 @ 12:21 pm
I read something about miasma today and now I want to write up a purification ritual. Something more than just ‘take a bubble or salt bath with candles’ and rinse my hands in khernips. I still want to do this once a week but I want a little more involved ritual than that.
 
 
Denise
16 February 2017 @ 12:15 pm
My cucumbers are sprouting! I just hope they continue growing. They seem to be in shock. I didn’t realize until it was too late that cucumbers do not like being transplanted at all. But then again, people said that about sunflowers and I completely cradled a sunflower root in my hand before putting in the ground and hoping for the best. And it righted itself! So I will have hope and continue giving those little sprouts encouragement.
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Denise
16 February 2017 @ 12:11 pm
So far the books I’ve read this year have been…

A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury. The writing is nothing to be excited for and the characters are a bit bland. Except for Feyre’s oldest (I think?) sister. I like her the most in the books, I think. It did touch me that towards the end of Mist and Fury, Feyre wants to start teaching people to paint in order to help them heal. Something I had wanted to do at one point in time.

I was reading Dialogues of Plato but I ditched it because 1) It’s a library book that needs to be returned sooner or later 2) it was taking me forever to make progress on, Socrates, god damn. I would hate to have his pattern of thinking, that’s all I can say and 3) it’s so fucking dry to read. So I ditched it, said I finished it on goodreads, and I might buy it one day and try and choke down that book. I did find some hidden gems about Greek polytheism in it so it wasn’t nothing gained, exactly. But I can’t stand reading Greek literature. It’s just not straight forward enough for me I guess. I can’t even stand reading the mythos that were written about my gods for that exact reason. I don’t care, I’m not suffering that writing.
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Denise
12 February 2017 @ 11:51 am
On a brighter side. My sunflowers are sprouting and I have a cucumber that’s sprouting. I’m definitely going to wait to plant the cucumber until we get that plot of land situated and I think by that time we won’t have anymore cold nights. At least, that’s what I’m hoping. I’m worried about the sunflowers though. They like to grow fast. I probably should have held off on planting them until… May? They are a summer flower, not a spring flower. I really want my bell pepper and strawberries to sprout. I want to plant two cucumber plants, two bell peppers, and two strawberry plants. I also didn’t realize there are specific cucumber plant varieties for making pickles with. I’m a little bummed out I didn’t realize this and I do not have that variety, I have the slicing variety.
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Denise
24 January 2017 @ 11:36 am
the crumbling leaves
lay heavy on her palm
though they should not;
but she could not save it
she could not save the person
some call it a weed but she
knows better, she knows this
will bring down the fever.
so when she finally does find
another in the wild, she struggles
to pull it from the wasted earth
that it struggled to make its home in.
the ability to save many lives in the future
or just the one life now? she pulls it
and remembers that she can have hope
to find more even if every part of her is
telling her this was just a lucky find.

(I came up with a botanist character idea in an apocalypse setting!)