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  • heath 5:50 pm on Friday, April 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: a rainy day in April, almonds, appetite, bare feet, beach, chadar, coffee, daffodils, films, forsythia, , , red pear, sleep, spring, Talisker, tired, toast,   

    Spring appetite: I want some toasted alm… 

    Spring appetite: I want some toasted almonds (a must in April!), a red pear, and some toast, and to walk on the beach in bare feet, even if it’s clammy and cold outside, and a hug from a particular someone (yup, you), and a warm woolly blanket to be wrapped up in when I come back from the beach, and then… a mug of black coffee to drink with a shot of Talisker as soon as I’m wrapped up in that blanket, a good film or some new Desi music playing, and at least ten hours to sleep off my present half-deadness. And the next day, total silence, as I wrestle with the pain of a newly-hatched heart, that had no idea of the shell it had been hidden in all these years. Daffodils and forsythia bloomed all yellow this morning in NYC. The air smells green, though the sky is gray, wet and windy.

     
  • Uncle Tree 6:24 am on Friday, March 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: conversation, informal, open, peers, spring, strangers, torture   

    Springboarding: A Torture-Free Alternative 

    An informal, open discussion minus the peer pressure.

    It is a bit of a rush, isn’t it? Posting a comment to a group of strangers.

    “We mean you no harm. Just tell us the truth, and our words will spring into action.”

    The truth is, it’s okay to talk back. Never mind what your parents said.

    Talk front, and do it today. Speak for yourself, friend! UT

     
    • me2watson 6:48 am on Friday, March 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Our spirits may only move on the water,

      but we make quite a splash

      when our thoughts go underground.

    • Davis 8:35 am on Friday, March 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      you said it

      • me2watson 5:33 pm on Friday, March 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        So did you. You made my day. Welcome, Davis!

        I hope you bring the comic section with you

        the next time your in town. No fear.

        See folks? It’s easy! UT

    • me2watson 7:48 pm on Friday, March 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      A springboard is where you stand
      take a deep breathe or two
      gather your wits before the altar
      prepare to sacrifice your limbs
      (only those who fell for this)
      call for a matchmaker
      pray to God for a spark
      hope like hell it don’t rain
      notice you’ve quit breathing again
      gaze into upcoming moments
      see it through to the finish
      yes! we’ve been here before
      confidence mounts to rival hbp
      adrenalin bequeaths a killer rush
      breathe, baby, breathe
      and a one, and a two, and a three…

    • me2watson 8:58 am on Saturday, March 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      With conversations on my mind, I step outside the back door.
      With their own version of Morse code, two woodpecker’s seem to be
      greeting each other and eating breakfast at the same time. The robins
      have arrived in full swing, singing their ol’ familiar song with nary a pause.
      The female cardinal’s sweet little chirps chime in quietly, but distinctly.
      The male’s continue their battle cry, not yet being in the mood for romance.
      The squirrels are certainly frisky, playing tag from tree to pole to tree
      and on down the wire, as my cat watches jealously, but in a nonchalant way.

    • Bonnie 1:01 pm on Saturday, March 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      A delightfully strange bird came to my garden this morning.
      We exchanged greetings, and
      After a while I asked her
      “Who are you?”

      She told me that Eostre, the lunar goddess,
      who gave her name to Easter and the female hormone estrogen,
      had found her injured and laying on the ground one winter.

      To save her life, Eostra transformed her into a hare.
      But the transformation was not a complete one.
      The bird took the appearance of a hare but retained the
      ability to lay eggs……

      Eostre’s feast day is held on the full moon following the
      vernal equinox (which just happens to coincide with Easter)
      So the hare decorates these eggs and leaves them as
      gifts for Eostre…….

      Now you know the rest of the story 😀

    • me2watson 6:42 am on Monday, March 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Drumming up business
      Knock! Knock! Knock! Nobody’s home~
      Comments left behind

      Uncommon greetings
      Coming unexpectedly
      Thought I’d surprise them

      Just posted, it says
      Figured they were on
      But still no reply

      Three people, maybe
      Twenty comments I made
      No comments for me

      Thinking Golden Rule
      Perhaps, I am the other
      Guess the game changed, too

      The simple Hello!’s
      Still await moderation
      No one minds the store

      If you are new here…
      See? Expectations–
      What was I thinking?

  • heath 8:17 am on Sunday, March 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: daylight map, equinox, light pollution, sleepless in nature, spring   

    The equinox… 

    The equinox is almost upon us… the curves of the dark and sunny places on the daylight map on my iGoogle page have their tops and bottoms cut off…

    Check out it here: http://www.daylightmap.com …at any time of your day or night. I love the necklaces of lights in the dark places… but that’s a sign of light pollution, too.. and we wonder why species are dying off? maybe they can’t get any sleep 😦

     
    • heath 8:29 am on Sunday, March 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Holy smokes, on the map right now it’s daylight in India, but there’s a big horizontal bright splotch northwest of Gujarat and southeast of Karachi. The satellite image shows a bit of blue water there and vast extents of whiteness — is it the sands and salt flats in the Rann of Kutch??

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