Celebrating a Year

October 22, 2018

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A birthday present from my friend, D. I’m trying to apply the wisdom of this amusing cultural mishmash to my fragmented path forward these days.

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October 23, 2018 at 8:23 pm

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October 21, 2018

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Walking today with my friend B. It’s chilly with a strong wind that makes me wish I’d unpacked my winter jacket, even though it’s still October. But the leaves along our usual path are just starting to turn, reinforcing the early-late fall confusion. New England weather, unpredictable whatever it happens to be.

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October 23, 2018 at 7:16 pm

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October 20, 2018

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Some music arranging, a movie with friends– it’s a relaxed and sometimes sunny day.

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October 23, 2018 at 7:04 pm

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October 19, 2018

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Grey skies, summer fades, colder days, soon a frost at night will crumple these late flowers to dust. We are in between seasons, stuck in rainy days and a sudden cold snap. So I unpack the down comforter, but leave my screen inserts in the door. After frost comes Indian summer, so I’m hopeful there will still be days warm enough for open doors before the inevitable storm-door inserts block the cold out and me in for the winter season.

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October 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm

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October 18, 2018

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I watched this leaf blow down the sidewalk, pausing briefly at my feet for a photo, and then continuing on out of sight. And so the future goes– here fleetingly and called the “present,” but then rolling out ahead in ways we can’t always predict. Yes, I have a calendar, and there are inevitable season, and I’ve made commitments, I have plans and dreams. But I don’t really know what will come or how things will happen. It pays to be light on one’s feet, like this leaf, and continue on as life goes, leaving a beautiful shadow.

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October 20, 2018 at 1:58 pm

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week 523 ~ and we will shout hooray

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and we will shout hooray
for no reason at all
we’ve gained another day
and we will shout hooray
holding evil at bay
in hopes tyrants will fall
and we will shout hooray
for no reason at all

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October 20, 2018 at 1:47 pm

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October 17, 2018

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Today I’m posting a parallel photo to the very first one I posted to begin this blog. My new year dawns sunny.

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October 20, 2018 at 1:38 pm

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