Nature can dazzle, sometimes becomes too absorbing
temperature can change while on the road
one moment in the nineties then dips into sixties
The sky darkens, hail as big as marbles starts falling, bombarding the car
your emotions show like a pre-determined consequence
you drive faster, the children suddenly quiet.
The sky brightens and back to nineties again
You explain to the children what’s happening
They start singing and laughing
You begin driving evenly, gentle on the curves
On the rest area you will stop and have a picnic.
When you look for pleasure you find meaning,
when you look for meaning you find understanding,
understanding can lead to renewal of the spirit.
And you wonder why labor pains always start at night.
The map shows the terrain
hilly areas, scattered trees
A place you would like to walk.
You may meet some animals
some sheep, maybe goats.
They make milk here,
neighbors are proud of the creamery.
There is a shepherd
a young boy, daydreamer
his mind has to escape once in a while.
You can talk to him.
veraison starts in the vines
note: Mrs. Abstract and I and five new friends whom we met at the River Cruise last June enjoyed wine tasting today at the Sullivan Vineyards & Winery in St. Helena, CA. Sullivan Vineyards & Winery is known for the “big reds”: cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and Bordeaux blend.It offers also Sauvignon blanc & chardonnay.
note:Today I walked early in the morning while the clouds veiled the sun. 70’s by 9.
I finished reading the Vegetarian by Han Kang.
Surprises at every turn. Subtle psychological study.
Also finished Moon Tiger, an old novel by Penelope Lively. I often mistake her for Penelope Fitzgerald.
On my walk to the river