Joanna Newsom - Good Intentions Paving Company
I did not mean to shout, Just drive,
Just get us out, dead or alive.
The road’s too long to mention —
Lord, it’s something to see! —
laid down by the
Good Intentions Paving Company,
all the way to the thing
we’ve been playing at, darling.
I can see that you’re wearing
your staying-hat, darling.
For the time being, all is well.
Won’t you love me a spell?
This is blindness, beyond all conceiving,
while behind us, the road is leaving,
and leaving, and falling back
like a rope gone slack.
ah well today was the longest of all days! In a good but completely exhausting way. Lost an hour of sleep, went to work early, 8 hour shift full of sassy old ladies and precious children and green smoothies and joy, then dinner with my cute friends. (by the end of this, I was drooping my lil head on the table) (a particularly silly boy then told me I was a sleepy panda, his words, and bought me a coffee so I could stay up all night dancing, his words) (now I can’t sleep and I’m all hopped up for many reasons, least of all the coffee)
Inspired by an actual existing place.Some abandoned looking old house with just lots and lots of white geese.As a kid I always thought that it must spook there for sure(cause if not there,where else?).,I always ever seen it while driving past from the street,so no chance to take a closer look.
“If we wait until we are ready we’ll be waiting the rest of our lives”
one day, i want to sit down with you and other intellectually eloquent-minded people and talk about Lemony Snicket and how wonderful he is and how no one will ever quite be able to understand the world and express the way he does.
ooh man if you ever want to geek out over Lemony Snicket with me, I’m here. A Series of Unfortunate Events was my favorite as a kid, but looking back, it’s a really big deal to me that I was able to grow up with multi-faceted female characters like Violet, Fiona, and Kit. I get really emotional about it because Lemony Snicket is kind of rare among children’s writers (and just writers in general, maybe!) in that he really respects the intellect of his readers. Like I went to a book signing of his last fall, for his new series All The Wrong Questions (I RECOMMEND), and I was so impressed with him. He really took the time to chat to everyone and engage the kids, all while maintaining this really deadpan, morose character. Apparently he was at the Barnes & Noble until like 1 AM signing books??
Idk long story short, Lemony Snicket is the best and there’s a big part of me that STILL wants to join VFD and have adventures.