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karate.

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a family afternoon spent

practicing karate skills, self defense, getting a good workout

socially distant, outside, under a very hot sun

at beacon park, in detroit

lots of sweat, lots of water, lots of fun

“karate is a form of martial arts in which people who have had years and years of training can,

using only their hands and feet, make some of the worst movies in the history of the world.”

 -dave barry

distance.

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on a long walk in the park each day

i see people and animals outside

staying a safe distance from each other

alone

alone together

 

“nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance;

they make the latitudes and longitudes.”

-henry david thoreau

a good place.

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what a lovely little place

discovered on a walk in the woods

nestled beneath the old trees

resting on a blanket

of the softest pine needles

open to all who happen by

who lives here?

“when you’re wide open, the world is a good place.”

-sharon salzberg

 

 

 

 

 

nichols arboretum, ann arbor, mi, usa. november 2018

lost time.

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coming across these stairs

in the middle of the woods

wondering what they once led to

and how much time has been lost

since they led anyone there?

“lost time is never found again. “

-benjamin franklin

 

 

kuebler langford park, ann arbor, michigan, usa

audience.

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walking through a park

on a beautiful day

 looking up to the sky

and 

quietly sitting way up there

was a very polite and interested audience

it was standing room only. 

“ive never had any idea that what I like would resonate with the audience, and i’m pleasantly surprised when it does.”

-tom petty (r.i.p.)

 

 

south pond park, ann arbor, michigan, usa

falling.

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fall is only ‘fall’ to americans, even though the term was coined in britain.

what do you call the picking of ripe sweet potatoes, apples, squash and pumpkins?

harvest.

that was the word used until the 1300s to describe the next few months of weather.

because “harvest” also meant the gathering of ripe crops, when the word “autumn” showed up in english writing, its popularity soared.

some time after, poets coined the phrase “the fall of leaves” — shortened to “fall” in the 1600s.

the word “autumn” still remained popular throughout england’s period of colonizing the world.

the lack of consistent communication between the english and the people in the american colonies led to differences in the language.

by the mid-1800s, the word “fall” had firmly rooted itself in america.

and apparently something was again lost in translation

when communicating with mother nature

as yesterday was the official first day of 

fall/harvest/autumn

and our temps in michigan were in the 90s. 

(photo: fuller park, ann arbor, mi, usa)

 

 

 

credit: cnn news