Monthly Archives: September 2014

astronomer

Today I found out your sister has died. More of our family disappearing, time eating itself, people and events becoming stories, memories, words. She was in so much pain for so long, her death is no surprise, but somehow it … Continue reading

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rest

The last two nights I’ve wanted to settle down with some wine and write, and I’ve just been too tired to even prop my head up. This morning I woke in the softest, fluffiest, comfiest bed, to the softest, cloudiest, … Continue reading

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trap

There is something delicious and naughty about hearing that recurring baseline through the walls, from the window maybe, where is that COMING FROM?! and realizing you don’t have any neighbors to be mad at because you are in a hotel. … Continue reading

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wayfaring stranger

The process of comprehending your death has been a long, slow “no.” Resting slowly at the place where I begin to understand there’s nothing to be done about it, because it’s already happened. It’s so deeply, incredibly, stupidly final. This … Continue reading

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the treachery of images

The modern process of “mirroring,” or spraying aluminum backing onto glass to create mirrors didn’t happen until 1835. What a short time ago! Think of all those humans who came before, with no idea what they looked like beyond catching … Continue reading

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forecast

The Equinox is here and, true to form, Portland is overcast and cool. I’m trying not to adjust to it–I know that San Francisco is going to be hot and sunny still when I return, and I am returning, even … Continue reading

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bloom

I miss you extra today. I wish we would go shopping, eat at our favorite lunch spot, talk over the long drive home. Our restaurant is gone now. History closes itself like a book. This is the first free day … Continue reading

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