all the sweetest winds

holden beach, nc, christmas 2007, originally uploaded by minervacat. i went down to houston and i stopped in san antone i passed up the station for the bus i was trying to find me something but i wasn’t sure just what man i ended up with pockets full of dust so i went on to…

isle of palms, sc, april 2010

isle of palms, sc, april 2010, originally uploaded by minervacat. trying to be thoughtful in the first brights of dawn (Mary Oliver) i am thinking, or trying to think, about all the imponderables for which we have no answers yet endless interest all the range of our lives and it’s good for the head, no…

isle of palms, sc, april 2010

isle of palms, sc, april 2010, originally uploaded by minervacat. It’s been almost two months since we’ve been to the beach, and I’m itching for another trip to the ocean. Soon, soon. Isle of Palms, South Carolina. April, 2010. For Watery Wednesday.

sullivan’s island, sc, april 2010

sullivan’s island, sc, april 2010, originally uploaded by minervacat. “A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.” — Eudora Welty

isle of palms, sc, april 2010

isle of palms, sc, april 2010, originally uploaded by minervacat. The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. — Henry Miller

the morning benders — big echo

wrightsville beach, originally uploaded by minervacat. the morning benders, Big Echo. Out 3/9, Rough Trade Records. This is going to be kind of a big statement, but trust me, I don’t make it without having considered and considered and considered the new record from New-York-via-Berkeley’s the morning benders: I think that album-opener “Excuses” might just…

holden beach, nc — christmas 2009

holden beach, nc — christmas 2009, originally uploaded by minervacat. you give me miles and miles of mountains and i’ll ask for the sea — Damien Rice, “Volcano”

isle of palms, south carolina, february ’08

isle of palms, south carolina, february ’08, originally uploaded by minervacat. Rocking my world in terms of inspiration this week: I’ve been collecting alphabets lately: Tom Gauld’s Noisy Alphabet; Facial Hair alphabet; ASL alphabet in matchbooks; Picture alphabet for keyboards; Robert Samuel Hanson’s Unfinished Alphabet; Glyphish’s clean sleek little iPhone app icons. This image. ALL…

isle of palms, south carolina

isle of palms, south carolina, originally uploaded by minervacat. “To see the ocean once is to learn how to miss it.” — Patrick Ness, The Ask and the Answer