These were the top three books and musical discoveries for me this year. They’re alphabetized and not in order of preference. BOOKS Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer – Inspiring essays on preserving our ecosystem and restoring nature, written from the perspective of Native American tradition and spirituality. Essays One by Lydia Davis – AContinue reading “Best books and music”
The workweek has passed like a stone in the night. Happy reading & writing, everybody.
Dark liquid, as if derived from near Earth’s core. Bitter, hard-hitting high notes, lingering long after, like an aroma carried by smoke.
The Bird Man is on the move. He’s wearing a sweat jacket and a ball cap because it’s cold. It’s 38 degrees this morning, and typically, such as during summer, the Bird Man will wear only an old white T-shirt that you and I might demote to rag status, as well as jeans that noContinue reading “Bird Man”
Sugar-coated almonds at a wedding. You bury the bride in her white dress. While they are nice to look at, you cannot bite on pearls. For instance, I do not need to see an ivory piano on which Mozart played. Or if the piano were situated in a jewelry box, raised up as if onContinue reading “White lies”
Last night I got up during the wee hours to write the following in my journal, using the glare of my iPhone: falling to pieces — the oxford dynamo in a nutshell. *** How long does it take for a flower to bloom? Depends on the flower. I sit down and Rachmaninoff plays. I pourContinue reading “Tiny bits”
No one who truly likes to read would organize books based on their color. Those who use the term “It’s all good” are most likely masochists. This is perhaps a result of institutionalization. If you’re the type who backs into a parking space, then you are not living in the now. Practice presence and pullContinue reading “7 quick truths”
I’ve always thought it would be nice to be placed under anesthesia before a plane ride. That way, you don’t have to fret over the prospect of crashing or face the slow-moving hours of flight. Before you know it, you’re in Thailand. Flying is like having surgery, anyway. After liftoff, the matter is out ofContinue reading “Numbness and flying”
Schubert’s notes softly coexist. Variations like an energy field. Potentiality, then sonata eighth notes. Piano — universal life field. Bionetwork notes. I am a C major w/ tendencies of D minor. Do C major and D minor exist beyond the piano or any other instrument. If a note rang out in the forest and noContinue reading “Some notes”