Monday, January 31, 2005

how on earth

"i think i've discovered the secret of life - you just hang around until you get used to it."
-charles m. schulz (american cartoonist, 1922-2000)

this is the thing:
i doubt i could make a habit of this break-taking. my concentration is cooperating, and things are getting - slowly but surely - accomplished, but it does feel rather like neglecting a beloved child.

Saturday, January 22, 2005

by all means

"the great blessing of life is the existence of tomorrows."
- paul coelho (1947 - )

time ticks by, relentless, and i have projects that i desperately want - need - to complete, and too few free hours to complete them in.
i'm sure i'll be forgiven for taking a little break...especially since i'm (tsk) a lamentably infrequent poster anyhow.
wish me inpiration.

Sunday, January 16, 2005

the sweep of things

this was exactly what i needed today: a friend; a walk; a wide and windy beach; the crunch of razor clams; the dance of bright kites, cords taut to the clouds; the colours of
a kindly winter.
it cleared my head of cobwebs.
at least for now.

Thursday, January 13, 2005

but the race

my life has not been star-strewn; my accolades have been meager.
a birds-nest-with-eggs, modelled from clay in kindergarten, earned me a
ribbon and a handshake. i spelled my perfectionistic way to little prizes in public
school, and honed my handwriting to a symmetric loveliness that won me silver dollars two years in a row at the belleville fair. a simple idea i submitted to my last employer made me - embarrassingly - an "employee of the month".
these are few and modest trophies, but that's allright.
i dislike spotlights.
some people, bless 'em, thrive on them. the current top three in the best-of-blogs awards 2004 are all excellent, and they all deserve to win, but btezra's birthday is just a few days after the voting closes, and, as he says himself, wouldn't first prize be a wonderful gift?
not only that, but he's been taking those splendid photos, and visiting, and suggesting, and supporting, tirelessly, and everywhere, for as long as - or longer than - i've been here myself, so i'm doing all i can (well, one vote a day till the 17th) to give him an extra reason to celebrate.

Sunday, January 9, 2005

every fool and every sage

there are tentative blue skies beyond these clouds, these tossing branches, this rain; but the only certainty, ever, it seems, is the randomness of curses and blessings.

Saturday, January 1, 2005

round, and round again

"step out onto the planet. draw a circle a hundred feet round. inside the circle are 300 things nobody understands, and maybe nobody's ever seen. how many can you find?"
-lew welch

(a dozen bits & pieces to "round" off the old year and start the new one:
clicking enlarges.)

thank you - all - for the insights and the inspiration,
and may 2005 bring you peace and perpetual discovery.