jolie laide

jolie laide

I started this when I lived in Brooklyn and struggled for grace in a city that grants moments of beauty and ugliness breathtakingly close to one another. Now I live in a place where things are a different kind of ugly and the beauty is pedestrian. I struggle with that.


Snow this morning. Not a lot, just so the salt turns the scrim on sidewalks into lace. Just so the low sky and bouncing light make it feel like walking in the inside of an egg. I'd take a picture, but of course I forgot my celcam today. Distracted I am.


Anonymous velvetverbosity said...

What happened to the wonderful slickaphonic?

I am still here, reading and thinking, just not speaking. I'm finally over my pouting that blogger screwed up my login. I'm starting a new blog, soon to be up and full of wonderful things. I will let you know the new address when it's ready.

11:07 PM  
Blogger ttractor said...

Hi Pookie! I have missed you so! My link to Slick seems broken, but she is still out there. I fixed my blogger probs by getting a gmail account. *sigh* like I want another account.

3:27 PM  
Blogger slickaphonic said...

Out here I am. (We're talking like Yoda, right? =)

sorry to have snuck away like that...i was a sad blob for a while and instead of deleting the blog, changed its address--as soon as blogger moves me over to the "New and Improved" Blogspot, I'll change it back again for all of your viewing pleasure.

5:06 PM  
Anonymous velvetverbosity said...

nah brah, I tried the gmail thang...just have to start over.

5:07 PM  
Anonymous velvetverbosity said...

The new url is

I really didn't want to give up the name.

11:57 PM  
Blogger ttractor said...

thanks vv, it's good to catch up with you again.

slick, I am glad you did not self-immolate your 2-D world. I have seen others do that, and it gives me a pain for loss that I find oddly hard to resolve.

11:20 AM  
Blogger slickaphonic said...

hey, guys, I had to use

glad to have you back, vv.

and tt, i agree that the deletion of blogs is an inexplicably sad experience.

3:36 PM  
Blogger cherrydragonut said...

I was set on fire once. It didn’t even hurt. And there I was a woman in fire, wondering if I resembled some kind of Disney cartoon snow globe inside of the flames, only real, staring at the match, female impersonator, cryptographer, private eye, like a final TV episode, call-in, until next season.

I remember when we first met ttractor, fishin for mermaids. It was raining cats and dogs.

8:49 AM  
Blogger The London Lifer said...

What do people think of 'new' blogger? Is it like 'new' coke?

9:37 PM  
Blogger ttractor said...

I am not sure what is new about new blogger. All I know it was a major pain in my butt to get moved over. But then, I am not a really sophisticated user.

7:04 PM  
Blogger ttractor said...

cherry, that is an amazing sentance. I remember meeting you too, and how could I forget? But I had forgotten the rain.

12:47 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home