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Jaimie Levesque
Calgary, AB
I live in the shadow of the rocky mountains but my heart wanders.
Interests: Traveling, art, reading, writing, politics, crossword puzzles, finding an amazing new poet or artist, almond milk chai lattes. I also love a fresh new newspaper or magazine, preferably read in the bath with a nice cup of tea.
Recent Activity
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We're so close, kids. Mattias and I played outside today and it the creek was running and it smelled like pine; I might it make through another one of these yet. Spring is the best feeling ever so I can't wait. Here's to green growing things and the earth revolving... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at The Abalone Shell
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I don't know the rules of this game, And I don't think I want to play. I've seen your cards, and mine are the same And if I come back, I won't stay I burned all your letters I buried all your stones The curses and the raptures, I kept... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Abalone Shell
“Love is a fire It burns everyone It disfigures everyone It is the world's excuse for being ugly." - Leonard Cohen Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Abalone Shell
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Since we were on the subject of fairy stories, I thought this was very lovely to add to the blog. Even though my first thought was: oh please, just let put her back. . . xo j Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2016 at The Abalone Shell
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I was at a store today and beside me was a kind-eyed older gentleman packing bags. He said, "You look like a young lady with a lot on your mind," to which I answered, "I suppose I am." (I'm sometimes embarrassed by how obvious my emotions are on my face.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2016 at The Abalone Shell
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An old poem, for a long ago lover and a good man, who travelled the world without me for at least a decade now and still does. Smelling of the Sea Clearly, you love me These talismans you bring me prove it. Extravagant in their numbers, now They crowd me... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at The Abalone Shell
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“Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.” - Langston Hughes Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at The Abalone Shell
I should have known better Nothing can be changed The past is still the past The bridge to nowhere I should have wrote a letter Explaining what I feel, that empty feeling The beauty that she brings, illumination - Sufjan Stevens, Should've Known Better Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at The Abalone Shell
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And can you tell me was it worth it Really, I don't wanna know Time casts a spell on you, but you won't forget me I know I could have loved you, but you would not let me Was I such a fool - Stevie Nicks, Silver Springs “When you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at The Abalone Shell
Director: Andrew Goldsmith Producer: Lucy Hayes Made by Oh Yeah Wow: ohyeahwow.com Facebook: facebook.com/ohyeahwow Twitter: @ohyeahwow @d_prendergast Instagram: oh_yeah_wow Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at The Abalone Shell
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Another recycled post from before the great deletion I just felt needed to be resurrected. Enjoy. The Uses Of Sorrow (In my sleep I dreamed this poem) Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at The Abalone Shell
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O tiger's heart wrapped in a woman's hide! — Henry VI, Part 3, Act I, sc. iv Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful. — Measure for Measure, Act III, sc. i Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at The Abalone Shell
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It's nearing that time again, when Sylvia Plath left the world on a cold winter night in February 1963. I've written about her before and if you've read the Abalone Shell before I erased it last fall, no doubt you know how I admire her practical skill, raw emotion and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at The Abalone Shell
If you don't get this tune stuck in your head, there might be something wrong with you. xoxo j Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at The Abalone Shell
Oh let it be, I was lost in him and me. I tie the knots to remember in my heart, so I choke and I sputter to a stop I was going to take some time off of this blog. Definitely off of my Twitter and my FB (soon to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at The Abalone Shell
I'm taking some time off from everything for awhile. Take care, stay well, keep your feet warm. Hugs to the lonely and the broken hearted, love to the loveless, hope to the hopeless. I am with you right now, trying to get by. Time heals all wounds they say--but frankly,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at The Abalone Shell
I used to have grand plans for this song. Someday, someday, maybe. Strangers on this road we are on. But we are not two we are one. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at The Abalone Shell
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at The Abalone Shell