Juxtapositions

 

46EFE952-ED2C-4C9E-A4F7-5C7892462FE6The trees color my morning

My morning walk expands my day

Mixing two colors brings a third

Juxtaposition of two words or phrases

Brings a fresh thought

A ladder standing next to an empty garden

Or goats knocking on my door

A glass of scotch or a glass wine

How do you start

To add meaning to your day?

What’s the meaning of starting your day?

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Arrival

Sometimes the wind pleads for its presence
Shadows spread over the landscape
The trees quiver, windows stutter
The preparation:stacking of wood, dusting of sweaters
Gradual appearance of smile and laughter
A beginning of extended thought
Delightful affirmation of your coming
Deepening in redness like a sunset.

Autumn Day

 

My Friday walk to the river
walkers and dogs are sluggish
the tide is so slow, twigs and leaves
are hardly moving on the water
one doesn’t have to be a hippie
to change the world
few limber steps, whistle a Beatles’s tune
tomorrow I will see a friend
drive to the coast, visit an oyster farm.

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note: pieces of a mango I will have for breakfast.

 

hotel’s little library

This past weekend Mrs. Abstract and I stayed in Union Inn Hotel built in 1880 in Volcano, Amador County,CA.

The hotel has a small well library. I found a wonderful book, Home, written by Beth Powing.

“ It was November, our first autumn in the farm. The ground was frozen, there were white crystals in the black ice on the end and the sun traveled low across the sky.

We went into the woods to cut next year’s firewood.”

Beth Powing, Home, Chronicle of a North Country Life

note: I’m sorry I’m slightly behind in my blog. I’m immersed in chess. I’m following the World Chess Championship in New York,N.Y between Magnus Carlsen, current world champion from Norway, who battles Sergei Karjakin, the challenger from Russia.