“hear! hear!” screamed the jay from a neighboring tree, where i had heard a tittering for some time, “winter has a concentrated & nutty kernel, if you know where to look for it.”

(henry david thoreau, 28 november 1858 – journal entry)

robby & i spent most of yesterday around union square marveling at the christmas decorations & finishing up my christmas shopping.

the nordstrom’s decor was my favorite! it looked like we were walking through a tim burton film, as robby so aptly put it.


today, we explored palo alto. the town is just so darn yuppified. i couldn’t take the cuteness. with it’s old theatres (the stanford), quaint wine shops (the wine room), cozy cafes (coupa cafe), amazing bike shops (palo alto bikes) & perfectly-dressed patrons, i felt like i was walking around in a nora ephron film.




more times than not, it seems that life imitates art (films & books, in particular), when shouldn’t it be the other way around?

all too often i feel that i’m walking around in some articulately-written scene from a book i’ve read. today was a perfect example of this.

i suppose winter seems to bring out the literary-minded in all of us.

as john burroughs put it: “the tendinous part of the mind, so to speak, is more developed in winder; the fleshy, in summer. i should say winter had given the bone & sinew to literature, summer the tissues & the blood.”

well, if this wintertime is to feel like a novel, i would hope for it to be a henry james or a jane austen.


2 Responses

  1. you two are just to darn cute!! love the story you painted and what a perfect day you both had together!

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