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I’ll see y’all down the road… back here from time to time, to celebrate all the years yet to come.

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October 16, 2021 at 11:00 pm

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October 16, 2021 [from 10.16.08]

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Today’s my birthday, and my first impulse this morning is to reflect on what has changed since the last one. This journal, though, is an experiment in observing in present tense. So instead I take my camera out to the backyard to photograph the last summer flowers and these red berries. And begin my new year facing forward.

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October 16, 2021 at 12:25 pm

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October 15, 2021 [from 10.17.08]

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There is a sadness in events of joy, that only reveals itself as the wrapping paper is thrown away and memories assume their places, already beginning to fade. But there is also joy in events of unremitting sorrow, in the bonds of community, in the sharp connection of hearts as they bear witness and, collectively, break.

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October 15, 2021 at 10:21 pm

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October 14, 2021 [from 10.18.08]

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Light can make the mundane mysterious, transform a scene passed by a thousand times into something strangely new. It pulls you in with flickering patterns that have no guarantee in time, but place a transcendent hold on an otherwise occupied space for one arrested moment.

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October 14, 2021 at 10:18 pm

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week 677 [from week 1] a simple transference of radiance

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a simple transference of radiance
at the moment the sun hits the water
before it’s extinguished light together
with reflection a golden circumstance
that we await wine glasses held ready
to salute and in that instant we are
giddy with twilight the ocean calls our
names watching waiting darkness descend we
head indoors light within us laughing at
our good fortune to be here friends away
from all that is uncertain morning may
overwrite this feeling but we know that
for now we are strongly simply happy
and everything is just as it should be

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October 13, 2021 at 12:13 pm

October 13, 2021 [from 10.19.08]

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It was cold today, and night came earlier than expected. The golden days of autumn have suddenly disappeared, and we linger less, zip up our jackets faster, head for home with a stronger need to arrive before the chill.

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October 13, 2021 at 12:07 pm

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October 12, 2021 [from 10.20.08]

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It just takes a minute for a normal day to breathe and release me from its routine. And it’s a surprise every time. Beauty laughs and a window opens in the ordinary. And I can see whatever happens to be waiting outside.

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October 12, 2021 at 12:03 pm

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October 11, 2021 [from 10.21.08]

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Schedule wraps itself around a life and takes the reins. Trying to step outside is hard. So be happy with small victories and patient with blank walls. The lessons are important, and at this point more real than the results.

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October 11, 2021 at 10:00 pm

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October 10, 2021 [from 10.22.08]

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Grey clouds blanket the sky like a dirty comforter blotting out the sun. Birds perch on a phone wire, waiting.

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October 11, 2021 at 9:58 pm

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October 9, 2021 [from 10.23.08]

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We carry hope with us, our own and others’, realistic or not. Hopes are more fragile than expectations, more solid than dreams. They often lie beyond concrete achievement, and so rely on happenstance or definition to become true.

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October 11, 2021 at 9:55 pm

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