signs of change are all around us.
“the crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last forever.
even on the most beautiful days in the whole year –
the days when summer is changing into autumn –
the crickets spread the rumor of sadness and change.”
– E.B. White
“august of another summer,
and once again I am drinking the sun
and the lilies again are spread across the water.”
gallup park, ann arbor, mi, usa – august 2022
yes it was yesterday, i think they may have over-celebrated and lost count.
the fairy dance
the soft stars are shining,
the moon is alight;
the folk of the forest
are dancing tonight:
o swift and gay
is the song that they sing:
they float and sway
as they dance in a ring.
o seek not to find them,
the wee folk so fair;
they’re shy as the swallow
and swift as the air:
if you come, they are gone
like a snowflake in may:
like a breath, like a sigh,
they vanish away.
-katherine davis (1892-1980)
image source: peter gray’s vintage art and postcards
“the sweet, small, clumsy feet of april came into the ragged meadow of my soul.”
art credit: Salvador Dali ‘Flowers’ 1948
and once again
the meaningless disruption
of daylight savings time
many of us
unmoved by it.
“There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.”
-bill watterson, calvin and hobbes
image credit: wallhere.com
spring is just around the corner
Almost halfway thru January, February is a short month, then March …
it’s like only 20 minutes (as per Jerry Seinfeld’s calculations)
click on link below to see how much longer….
“this is the solstice,
the still point of the sun,
it’s cusp and midnight,
the year’s threshold and unlocking,
where the past lets go of and becomes the future;
the place of caught breath,
the door of a vanished house left ajar.”
art credit: Alica Block
oh, i remember now.
“in november you begin to know how long winter can be.”
“i cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.”