Quondam

October 2014
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Cruel poetry

I was watching Project Runway the other day, in which aspiring clothing designers compete in a reality show competition. Not one of my favorite shows, but I was sitting there all lazy and watching it. And Tim Gunn, whose job it is to make all of the competing designers feel insecure about their work …Cruel poetry

    Magic tension

    I am feeling all vulnerable today.

    It happens sometimes.

    What’s that phrase for the overcurved surface of liquid in a glass?

    That magic tension that supports and holds the water above its seeming limit.

    Another sparkling drop.  And another.

    Until that last one falls . . . breaks the surface tension.  And there is …Magic tension

    Thumbprint

    Freezing wintry cold.

    I wait.  With the other children, but apart.  As always.

    At the bus-stop.

    I wait for the heavy doors to swing open, and I step up the black rubbery steps.  Out of the freezing wintry cold and into the only slightly warmer space of the school-bus.  Hurry down the aisle, stepping …Thumbprint

    Rage and fury to share

    We took the girls and the in-laws on the Portland Sky Tram today.

    If you ever visit Portland and have just $4.00 to spend on entertainment?  This is where to spend your money.  It was awesome.  There is just no better way to see Portland and the Oregon that surrounds it.  As we rode …Rage and fury to share