I gave you, I gave you my smile my hours of love,

I gave you, I gave you my smile my hours of love,
My days of sunshine, sweetheart April
I gave my warmth, my flower, I gave my pain
I gave my my truth, I gave what I was.

I offered the skin of my hands, my time better
My humble corner, my nights without you.
My life and freedom and a little love.
What little I went, my love, how little I was.
And you’re going, you’re happy, you’ll forget what I was,
And in my window I see the gray morning dress.

I gave you the light of my eyes, my hours of honey
My tears of gall, my breathing.
The light of my dawn, my wood and my home.
The song of my sparrow and some bread.


WHEN the vine again is blowing,

Then the wine moves in the cask;
When the rose again is glowing,

Wherefore should I feel oppress’d?

Down my cheeks run tears all-burning,

If I do, or leave my task;
I but feel a speechless yearning,

That pervades my inmost breast.

But at length I see the reason,

When the question I would ask:
‘Twas in such a beauteous season,

Doris glowed to make me blest! 

25 Tips From A College Freshman

25 Tips From A College Freshman

Thought Catalog


1. Move in day is stressful — from trying to move in copious amounts of furniture and clothing, to the looming goodbye.

2. Things will get easier as the semester goes on.

3. Your friends from first semester may very well not be your friends after that.

4. You will drunk eat way more than you ever thought was possible.

5. Your classes will seem easy and manageable at first.

6. Until they’re not- watch out for midterms.

7. Use your professors and TAs they will help you with your grade if you need.

8. Don’t sit in your room, go to the library, there is a greater chance you’ll be productive- trust me you cannot fully stalk Facebook in the library without feeling paranoid.

9. You will meet many different people, be open and accepting.

10. Don’t compare your college experience to your friends, because I promise everyone…

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5 Interesting Facts About Orchids

5 Interesting Facts About Orchids

Impressive blog!!


Who doesn’t love orchids?
We are all fascinated by their varying shapes and colors.

It is almost unbelievable, but there are more than 25.000 species of orchid. Scientists even think that there are more flower species in the tropical areas. Orchids come in different shapes, colors and sizes, which make them even more fascinating.
With so much variety, it is no surprise that almost everybody has an orchid at home.

Orchids are quite adaptable. They can grow in different tropical countries, except the very cold climates.
If you have a beautiful orchid in your house, do not let sit in a waterlogged pot, because this could kill the orchid.
Do not forget to water them once a week!

Here are some interesting facts about orchids:

  1. The Bulbophyllum nocturnum orchid, descovered in Papua New Guinea, blooms exclusively at night.
  2. The Vanilla plant is a variety of orchid.
  3. Orchids were used in…

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Postcard from Washington D.C.

Postcard from Washington D.C.
This special greetings brought many good memories from Washington, D.C

sweet afternoons

Greetings from the National Cherry Blossom Festival in our nation’s capitol. Milo and Millie took a quick detour back to the States to celebrate under the pink and white blooms before jetting off to Tokyo.

As you can see, things look a little different. I have been spending some time researching a bit on illustration this past week and reflecting on where I want to go with The Adventures with Milo and Millie. I decided that things were getting to be a little one-dimensional. Pick a place. Draw similar characters in new place. Paint. Repeat. Though I am fond of the simple outlined characters, I think they could be so much more.

I began the ‘adventures’ as a way to get me working toward character building and illustrations for nursery art and even possibly venturing into the world of children’s book illustration. Instead of growing, I began to settle in…

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