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April 30, 2021

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P and I drive south to the sea, planning to walk, completely underestimating the force of the wind today. We are blown to bits and cut our salt-stung jaunt short, stopping at a local fish market on the way home for chowder and clam cakes. Definitely an exhilarating  break from the normal.

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May 8, 2021 at 1:03 pm

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April 29, 2021

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Tulips in the rain as I walk today.

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May 8, 2021 at 12:40 pm

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week 653 ~ as you fall off the edge of the known world

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as you fall off the edge of the known world
remember to reach for your sanity
or what’s left for the future’s not pretty
and you’ve been living indoors tightly curled
up in a ball of denial the loss
has made prognostication difficult
will your wings still work or is the result
of brain disuse disabling please don’t toss
jagged shards of truth at anyone fly
as best you can right now because escape
is essential to progress to reshape
expectations will take time you and I
don’t have so let’s just move ahead seeming
convinced we’ve not reached the end of dreaming

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May 8, 2021 at 12:38 pm

April 28, 2021

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I climb over the wall a few blocks from my house into the local historic cemetery, walk down the hill and turn right on a dirt path by the river. I sit on sun-warmed rocks and feel peaceful, yet sad. The path to the future isn’t clear, the void from the past isn’t helping me envision a time when spontaneity and open borders will allow me to live whatever my imagination can conjure. Feeling no solace, I scramble up through the trees and retrace my steps toward home. The restrictions of my present world weigh heavily today.

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April 30, 2021 at 12:02 pm

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April 27, 2021

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Seen on my walk today. Tricks of light and happenstance bring a smile on a day when it is difficult to find one.

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April 30, 2021 at 11:49 am

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April 26, 2021

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A tulip caught mid-bloom.

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April 30, 2021 at 11:45 am

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April 25, 2021

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I am planning– a May rehearsal for my group, a new duet to write, planting seeds for summer crops, imagining beach days, as I admire the bluebells in my backyard shade garden.

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April 30, 2021 at 11:43 am

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April 24, 2021

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Tulips everywhere I look on this gloriously sunny day. B and I sit on her deck, chatting and drinking greyhounds as the sun sets. A bit of normalcy returning.

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April 30, 2021 at 10:30 am

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April 23, 2021

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It’s a mystery what waits for us after our two shots, as the world opens up, as vaccinations abound, now that everyone is eligible and there seems to be sufficient supply. Still, the rest of the world is not as lucky, and falls further behind, and our case numbers remain at a high plateau. Uncertainty about the future lingers. Cheerfulness is surprisingly hard to corral.

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April 30, 2021 at 10:28 am

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April 22, 2021

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The clouds finally clear and blue sky peeks through. Pink trees and sunshine!

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April 30, 2021 at 10:19 am

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