Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Lord you know, I'll be there laughing

As the ruin falls
All this is flashy rhetoric about
loving you.

I never had a selfless thought
since I was born.
I am mercenary and
through and through;
I want God, you, all friends,
merely to serve my turn.

Peace, reassurance, pleasure,
are the gods I seek,
I cannot crawl an inch
outside my proper skin:

I talk of love - a scholar's parrot
may talk Greek-
But, self-imprisoned, always end
where I begin.

Only that now you have taught me
(but how late) my lack.
I see the chasm. And everything
you are was making
My heart into a bridge by which
I might get back
From exile, and grow man. And
now the bridge is breaking.
For this I bless you as the ruin

The pains
You give me are more precious
than all other gains.

As the Ruin Falls
Clive Staples Lewis

nicholas david welch

Saturday, August 23, 2008

oh my sweet carolina

Ok blog world, we are going to pretend like that whole thing didn't happen. Moving on...

Summer ended and I am not happy about it. I am enjoying Manhattan, but home is home. My girlfriend is home too. That sucks alot.

Since I've been here the only things I have eaten are fruits and veggies from the farmer's market. Why are there even grocery stores? Farmer's market food is: a) ALOT cheaper b) ALOT better.

I have also been riding my bike almost everywhere, which is awesome. Except my legs are about to get really muscly which is weird.

I have been listening to nothing but Ryan Adams and Kings of Leon the past 2-3 weeks. That rules so much.

I have bittersweet feelings about being done with my internship. I miss students and stuff, but there is alot that I am glad to have behind me.

I found a woman that rains.

Jon if you happen to read this, quit being lame and just make a blog. You know you want to.

In attempt to win you over after this uncalled for pause in blogging will put up some pictures I have taken of good stuff that I have been around.

nicholas david welch