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Tuesday, July 01, 2014
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Thursday, June 26, 2014
I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.
2. E.E. Cummings
I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)
I am never without it (anywhere I go you go,my dear;
and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling)
I fear no fate (for you are my fate,my sweet)
I want no world (for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you here
is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)
3. Khalil Gibran, The Prophet
You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.
4. Mary Oliver
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
5. Walt Whitman
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the print I have read in my life.
6. J.R.R. Tolkien
Still round the corner there may wait A new road or a secret gate And though I oft have passed them by A day will come at last when I Shall take the hidden paths that run West of the Moon, East of the Sun.
7. Seamus Heaney, Stepping Stones: Interview with Seamus Heaney
If you have the words, there's always a chance that you'll find the way.
8. Anne Sexton
As it has been said: Love and a cough cannot be concealed. Even a small cough. Even a small love.
9. Ian Fleming, You Only Live Twice
You only live twice: Once when you're born And once when you look death in the face.
10. Andrea Gibson
That night when you kissed me, I left a poem in your mouth, and you can hear some of the lines every time you breathe out.
11. Mae West
You are never too old to become younger!
12. William Shakespeare, Sonnet 116
Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove. O no, it is an ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken; It is the star to every wand'ring bark, Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
13. Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
She seems so cool, so focused, so quiet, yet her eyes remain fixed upon the horizon. You think you know all there is to know about her immediately upon meeting her, but everything you think you know is wrong. Passion flows through her like a river of blood. She only looked away for a moment, and the mask slipped, and you fell. All your tomorrows start here.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
A fine wine can make an evening that much better. A fine winery,
however, can be the perfect weekend destination. New Jersey has a number
of respected wineries, many of which are great choices for a weekend
tour or afternoon tasting. When considering a winery visit in New
Jersey, these five destinations should be at the top of the list.
1. Cape May Winery. The Cape May Winery is popular with tourists, and it is not hard to see why. The winery has three tasting rooms and a spectacular deck that overlooks the vineyard. Cape May has flourished thanks to its broad appeal. While some wineries strive to find a niche and stick to that, the Cape May Winery has taken a wider approach. The vast grounds cover 150 acres, which allows the winery to grow sixteen varieties and produce more than twenty different wine styles. In particular, the Merlot and Chardonnay are especially well received. The Cape May Winery hosts tastings, tours and other private events.
2. Laurita Winery. Located in New Egypt, Laurita’s has all the finishes of an exclusive winery without the steep prices. Laurita’s offers a wide range of tastings, creating unique experiences that are not typically available elsewhere. However, every guest can afford the wine there, making it a popular choice for all types of wine connoisseurs. As part of the overall experience at Laurita’s, tastings are complemented with other entertainment as well, and Laurita’s has hosted everything from musical performances to movie nights and more. Laurita’s also has a gourmet deli, which can make any wine tasting even more delicious.
3. Alba Winery and Vineyard. Alba is an inclusive food and drink experience. This impressive winery not only produces fine wines but it also provides catering for a wide range of events. As if that were not enough, Alba also has its own gallery and can offer customers an enviable selection of upscale cigars. Every employee at Alba is fully dedicated to the job, which is why the tours and tastings are so popular. When it comes to the wine, Alba has had particular success with its dessert and sparkling variations, and its white wine has won industry awards. Alba Vineyard and Winery is located in the Village of Finesville in Milford.
4. Unionville Vineyards. Unionville stands out for its history. Sections of the winery were built in 1858, and much of the vineyard is considered part of New Jersey’s Farmland Preservation Program. The current ownership has been operating the Unionville Vineyards for 20 years, and in that time, Unionville has been established as one of the most trusted vineyards in the state. Even with this, Unionville’s best days may be ahead thanks to the work of Cameron Stark, who produced a 2010 Pheasant Hill Chardonnay that is bringing fresh attention to the wine scene in New Jersey.
The only thing better than a fine wine is a better winery. Visit any of these wineries for an unforgettable experience.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
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