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Jaimie Levesque
Calgary, Alberta
I live in the shadow of the rocky mountains with my beautiful son, my two cats, and far too many books.
Interests: Art, animal rights, reading, writing, politics, crossword puzzles, finding an amazing new poet or artist, almond milk chai lattes, traveling. I also love a fresh new newspaper or magazine, preferably read in the bath with a nice cup of tea.
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This is an excerpt from "I Am Waiting", by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, stalwart original member of the Beats, fixture at and co-owner of San Francisco's City Lights Bookstore. I love the tumult of his words, you can tell they are just... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at The Abalone Shell
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An old poem about a friend. This was in the top of my closet in my big box of writing with all of my other friendly ghosts. I wonder how he's doing these days. This Afternoon Landed Hard (for Aaron)... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at The Abalone Shell
Jaimie Levesque added a favorite at Natasha Newton Art & Illustration | Blog
Jan 21, 2015
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at The Abalone Shell
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It's a given that a girl like me with latent (and now active!) gypsy tendencies would go a see Wild at some point, and I did. It reminded me of my young self, wandering free with no fear of anything... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at The Abalone Shell
People will tell you where they've gone They'll tell you where to go But till you get there yourself you never really know Where some have found their paradise Others just come to harm Oh Amelia, it was just a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at The Abalone Shell
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Eyes Terrible: Full house last night and I’m ashamed At how I felt your eyes were the only ones In the darkened room Pitiful I did not even check to verify my conceit--that you were watching me Oh vanity, how... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at The Abalone Shell
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I'll be seeing you In all the old familiar places/ That this heart of mine embraces/ All day and through In that small cafe/ The park across the way/ The children's carousel/ The chestnut trees, the wishing well I'll be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at The Abalone Shell
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If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything. It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone. Boys think girls are like books, If the cover doesn't catch their eye they won't bother to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at The Abalone Shell
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Dragged up from the bottom of the South Saskatchwan River. Ancient and damp! Letter as Time and Space Machine Checking the claustrophobic mailbox I wonder how you got in there Telling me that love formed your faraway words, telling me... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at The Abalone Shell
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Yesterday I sat quietly, on the winter solstice with a new moon, and thought about some heavy stuff. Out of the dark pin prick carpet of stars a revelation came. I may be completely alone at this moment, but I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at The Abalone Shell
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Free to Illuminate the Room I have all my power in my voice I can tell you stories, fill your ear Invent worlds with an infinite number of stars in them That sparkle so you’d never leave I dazzle Remembering... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at The Abalone Shell
This post is a bit of a lie, as I just went "home" and it was filled with ghosts. Ghosts of me, other people, ideas I had. Just haunted. I felt that old familiar feeling of wanting to get away... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at The Abalone Shell
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Delusions (Or, Ma Vie en Rose) Wanting to be monumental your Penelope or Ariadne or even in a pinch, your Scylla or Charybdis Some days I would love to be your Circe in my delusions of grandeur Just like I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at The Abalone Shell
“You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2014 at The Abalone Shell
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Austin TX. From Bldg 25 (find the full article here) "I don't know where I'm going from here but I promise it won't be boring." - David Bowie Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at The Abalone Shell
A compilation of slow motion sequences from Wes Anderson movies (entitled "Wes"), courtesy of Alejandro Prullansky on Vimeo. It's perfect for a wistful, vintage Valentine's. . . you're welcome. Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at The Abalone Shell
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On Sunday afternoon we decided to head over to Pere Lachaise cemetery - about a 10-15 minute walk from our apartment here in the 20th Arrondissement of Paris - because it was a beautifully sunny Autumn day, and because I... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 8, 2013 at The Abalone Shell
Jaimie Levesque added a favorite at (Inside A Black Apple)
Dec 8, 2013
Jaimie Levesque added a favorite at Natasha Newton Art & Illustration | Blog
Dec 8, 2013
Jaimie Levesque added a favorite at Everything Typepad
Dec 8, 2013