Monthly Archives: January 2013

The world is big

Blue and balmy, and the hoarse call of a raven in the distance.  The raggedy leaves of a banana tree are swaying in a neighbor’s yard, but mine is dark and dank, a tangle of bare twigs and branches where … Continue reading

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Every night as if it were last and every day as first

It is disheartening to read the paper these days, what with war spreading across North Africa, bodies piling up in Syria, Egypt in a state of emergency with dire predictions of state collapse, and US drones hovering like venomous mosquitoes … Continue reading

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You gotta dance when the spirit says dance

Sunny and blue overhead, but clouds gathering in the west, a storm moving in. Yesterday the sky was like a blue bowl.   I saw a jet move across it high above, two lengthening white streamers in its wake and a … Continue reading

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Bedrock

A blue morning, wispy clouds streaked across the sky, trees barely moving in this perpetually windy city.  A humming bird with an iridescent green back perches precariously on the tall bare branches of the Mexican dahlias, its throat flashing scarlet … Continue reading

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Talking to rocks

Warmer and hazier today.  It’s nice not to be shivering, but I loved the brilliant, clear light of the cold days, the bay a deep blue-green, Mt. Diablo and the East Bay hills standing out sharply beyond.  The cats followed … Continue reading

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Getting better

A bright, windy, chill-to-the-bone sort of day, the East Bay hills a crisp blue outline on the horizon, Mt. Diablo looming in the background.  This morning as I drove west, the ocean was a lovely blue-green dotted with whitecaps, but … Continue reading

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A passing storm of murk

A long lapse from blogging.  I just didn’t have it in me these last weeks, but the clouds seem to be lifting a bit the last few days. Depression drains color and liveliness from the world.  For some, it is … Continue reading

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