July 20, 2014.Del Mar, CA.
Scenic route. 

July 20, 2014.
Del Mar, CA.

Scenic route. 

Miracle Fortress: Beach Baby

If there was ever a song that gave one the sensation of weightlessness, of being held and rocked, this would be it. 

No Limits

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"The thing is, I don’t give up."

- Florence Wint

What We Need Is Here

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Geese appear high over us,
pass, and the sky closes. Abandon,
as in love or sleep, holds
them to their way, clear
in the ancient faith: what we need
is here. And we pray, not 
for new earth or heaven, but to be
quiet in heart, and in eye,
clear. What we need is here. 

- Wendell Berry

And we should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry.
E. B. White
July 5, 2014.Torrey Pines State Reserve.La Jolla, CA. 
Converging currents. Salt marsh meets Pacific. 

July 5, 2014.
Torrey Pines State Reserve.
La Jolla, CA. 

Converging currents. Salt marsh meets Pacific. 

July 4, 2014. 
A nod to the French with blueberry galette - instead of pie - on this Independence Day. 

July 4, 2014. 

A nod to the French with blueberry galette - instead of pie - on this Independence Day. 

One Art

The art of losing isn’t hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
to be lost that their loss is no disaster.

Lose something every day. Accept the fluster
of lost door keys, the hour badly spent.
The art of losing isn’t hard to master.

Then practice losing farther, losing faster:
places, and names, and where it was you meant
to travel. None of these will bring disaster.

I lost my mother’s watch. And look! my last, or
next-to-last, of three loved houses went.
The art of losing isn’t hard to master.

I lost two cities, lovely ones. And, vaster,
some realms I owned, two rivers, a continent.
I miss them, but it wasn’t a disaster.

—Even losing you (the joking voice, a gesture
I love) I shan’t have lied. It’s evident
the art of losing’s not too hard to master
though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster.

- Elizabeth Bishop 
(Most recently rediscovered - copied in loopy handwriting - in a personal journal from 2007.)

Global Breakfast Radio

"In some small way, Global Breakfast Radio hopes to be a way of traveling globally through the medium of radio. It’s about the leap of imagination you make when you tune into a broadcast from a station hundreds of thousands of miles away - and for a time you hum the same song as a butcher in Memphis, a taxi driver in Jerusalem, or a lawyer in Jakarta.”

(Found via Smithsonian Magazine)

 

How could anyone purposefully leave us, us, of all people? This is how I thought of it, for though I’ve often lost faith in myself, I’ve never lost it in my family, in my certainty that we are fundamentally better than everyone else. It’s an archaic belief, one that I haven’t seriously reconsidered since my late teens, but still I hold it. Ours is the only club I’d ever wanted to be a member of, so I couldn’t imagine quitting.
David Sedaris, “Now We Are Five