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Dreaming of Warmer Weather (Three Things)

Hannah Hart Beat

It’s too snowy to drive to any coffee shop to work today (snow storm # one million) so I’m bundled up in my down jacket while the fire in my studio breaks the temperature from freezing to something bearable. Once it’s warm I’m back to the G.D. book but for now let’s distract ourselves with a few things that I’ve been on my mind. Thank Sweet Baby Yeezus in two weeks from today I’ll be surfing and sunning in Costa Rica for a week officially taking a break from the winter and writing. What’s keeping you going in the cold this week, Hart Beat?

This poem from February’s Poetry Magazine by James Brown.

Waiheke

You yearn so much
you could be a yacht.
Your mind has already
set sail. It takes a few days
to arrive

at island pace,
but soon you are barefoot
on the sand,
the slim waves testing
your feet

like health professionals.
You toe shells, sea glass, and odd things
that have drifted for years
and finally
washed up here.

You drop your towel
and step out of
your togs, ungainly,
first
your right foot, then

the other
stepping down
the sand
to stand
in the water.

There is no discernible
difference
in temperature.
You breaststroke in
the lazy blue.

A guy passing in a rowboat
says, “Beautiful, isn’t it?”
And it is. Your body
afloat in salt
as if cured.

This song by Drake that I keep playing while driving around the county, imagining myself instead, running on a beach into salty, warm ocean water.

Drinking as much Six Depot Costa Rica coffee that I can get my hands on. It’s the best coffee in The Berkshires (IMO) and I can’t get enough of it this week. It is currently defrosting my fingers as we speak.

Hannah Hart Beat

The top photo was taken by me three years ago in Costa Rica.

Escaping the heat

Hola Hart Beat. I don’t know about where you’re reading this from but it is H.O.T in New York City this week. The temperatures have been in the 90’s feeling really like 100+ which is REALLY HOT. (Especially for me, the north country girl that I am.) So, in order to get some relief from the unbearable oppression that is the Manhattan asphalt with hot humid air whirling about, I’m making a trip up to the Berkshires for the next couple days while I have a few days off.

I need the mountain breeze, plus some mom time. How about you Hart Beat? How you holding up in this summer time heat wave?

Escaping the heat

Hola Hart Beat. I don’t know about where you’re reading this from but it is H.O.T in New York City this week. The temperatures have been in the 90’s feeling really like 100+ which is REALLY HOT. (Especially for me, the north country girl that I am.) So, in order to get some relief from the unbearable oppression that is the Manhattan asphalt with hot humid air whirling about, I’m making a trip up to the Berkshires for the next couple days while I have a few days off.

I need the mountain breeze, plus some mom time. How about you Hart Beat? How you holding up in this summer time heat wave?

First love

Happy snow in Brooklyn Hart Beat! I’ve been working this morning on another blog and before I head out the door with my brother I want to share a movie that I saw the other night. Since it’s so snowy now it was nice to watch something with a little warmer flavor. I’m also a sucker for surfing movies, documentaries, and instant netflix (this one has all three). 

Everyone remembers the feeling of first falling in love. When you’re with them nothing else seems to matter. Time stops, but just like it can make you, it can break you.

First Love was a really interesting film that had me hooked the entire time. It was great to learn about surfing in Australia and Hawaii. Plus, the music is great and I love seeing all that warm weather. Happy Saturday Hart Beat!
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