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