Vivatramp

adventures, books & creative lifestyle.

whalebone: a poem

this home is mine
and mine alone;
you'll never know it by name.

patient paws have padded the
close-thicket carpets,
but it's mine all the same.

you'll find me in the reverie
of someone i once knew,
or in the eyes of the dawn
as it breaks across the sky

before it casts itself anew.

some…

Books I Want To Read in 2019

Devotion by Patti Smith.
One of the newest additions to my bookshelves, this is a slim volume of Smith's musings on why and how she writes - complete with a short story. This will be read sooner rather than later. 


Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.                        I was sent this book by the publi…

Things That Make Happy 91

the promise of days getting longer, even if it's only by minutes.
days when inspiration comes, seemingly, from nowhere.
empty schedules.
managing to actually take good care of plants.
when there's hope that things can get back on track.


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I have been sharing things that make …

2019

2018 was a pretty revolutionary year for me in terms of giving myself permission to move forward with my life after years spent anticipating, enduring and then recovering from surgery.

I started my copywriting and blogging business and worked hard to get it off the ground. I also birthed an entire

Things That Make Me Happy 90

tea time walks when the air is full of foodie smells queer eye transformations when things that once felt impossible become second nature  once in a blue moon plates of pancakes

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I have been sharing things that make me happy lists for years. If you'd like to read some more, you can sc…