my car and i
have happily traveled
100,000 miles together as of today.
who knows how far we’ll go from here?
‘there is but one earth, tiny and fragile,
and one must get 100,000 miles away
to appreciate one’s good fortune in living on it.’
(Major General, USAF, Ret.) is an american former astronaut and test pilot. selected as part of the third group of fourteen astronauts in 1963, he flew into space twice.
“i see an alligator down there.”
and who would doubt that on a freezing day in michigan
on the cusp of winter, with a hint of autumn still remaining
and you are wearing your unicorn hat and sparkly skirt?
as i came upon this window
all i could think of
was that i don’t know what i would do
if he suddenly broke into song as i walked by.
“she’s a hypnotist collector; you are a walking antique.”
antelope antiques, ann arbor, mi usa – fall 2018
apparently i have a bit of a reputation for opening my gifts early.
how bad is it when my sister thinks
i may get overexcited
and try to intercept a delivery at the post office?
i’m not worried, she’ll never know…
p.s. if she happens to be reading this,
i’d just like to say for the record
that it was already a little bit open when i found it.
had to catch an early morning flight
out of the little village of new york city
super shuttle came to the rescue
arriving right on time at 3:20am
picking up 6 other people along the way –
2 young women speaking korean
1 southern man speaking with a heavy twang
1 set of parents who giggled and hummed along with the radio
and their two year old boy
who yelled out ‘woah, man!’
every few mintues for no apparent reason
making everyone laugh over and over
couldn’t have had a better crew to send me off on my way
what a lift.
“i love those connections that make this big old world feel like a little village.”
image credit: supershuttle.com
hell’s kitchen at night, new york
“hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”
new york, ny, usa – nonmember 2018
cousins take a closer look to discuss jackson pollock’s ‘one’
“there is no must in art because art is free.”
credits: jackson pollock, ‘one -number 31,’ 1950,
museum of modern art (manhattan, new york, ny usa)
this family of turkeys behind the line at the parade
may or may not realize
that they have actually become a part of the parade.
“in general, costumes are the first thing in life
that let other people know who we are.
they indicate who the person is without saying anything.”
at the 2018 macy’s thanksgiving day parade – new york, ny, usa
“this is the power of gathering:
it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful:
in a word, more alive.”
traveling with the family to nyc
to spend some quality holiday time
maybe it will be
if no one else has the same idea.
“one can’t paint New York as it is, but rather as it is felt.”