Winter Inspiration: A Poem

Well, friends, we are hitting the big road and headed to Milwaukee for Christmas!


The car is packet, the pugs are snuggled in their beds in the backseat, and presents are bursting out of every inch of our car.

Yes, it's Christmas!

Before I go, I wanted to let you know that I am having a sale in my shop right now. Everything is 30% off! If you are local, message me and I can take off the shipping (free local bike delivery care of my crazy, bike-riding, goggle-wearing, bikes-all-through-the-winter amazing girlfriend). The code for the discount is SPARKLE.

And may you all ♥ SPARKLE ♥ a little brighter this holiday season.

spar·kle  (spärkl)
1. To give off sparks.

2. To give off or reflect flashes of light; glitter.

3. To be brilliant in performance.

4. a. To shine with animation; to flash with wit



And finally, a poem:

If you have seen the snow
somewhere slowly fall
on a bicycle,
then you understand
all beauty will be lost
and that even loss
can be beautiful.
And if you have looked
at a winter garden
and seen not a winter garden
but a meditation on shape,
then you understand why
this season is not
known for its words,
the cold too much
about the slowing of matter,
not enough about the making of it.
So you are blessed
to forget this way:
jump rope in the ice melt,
a mitten that has lost its hand,
a sun that shines
as if it doesn't mean it.
And if in another season
you see a beautiful woman
use her bare hands
to smooth wrinkles
from her expensive dress
for the sake of dignity,
but in so doing reveal
the outlines of her thighs,
then you will remember
surprise assumes a space
that has first been forgotten,
especially here, where we
rarely speak of it,
where we walk out onto the roofs
of frozen lakes
simply because we're stunned
we really can. 

Upon Discovering My Entire Solution to the Attainment of Immortality Erased from the Blackboard Except the Word 'Save'  by Dobby Gibson

Love, hugs, peace, laughter, and happiness to you!





  1. ooo beautiful poem. see you in tosa!

  2. You are so lovely. Can't wait to see you guys on your way out today! XOXO