The 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?
Sometimes you try to retrieve
from the rooms waning summer holidays of memory
harvest, dancing, night serenades
love grows with each song.
Today, autumn starts
crisp air, sun drenched multiple colored leaves
She has to remember again
the many ways to wear her pashmina.
Secluded under the palm tree
a bed of autumn leaves
I’ll lie down and sleep.
Thursday in October, I walk to the river
everywhere is bursting with colors
go out, waste your waist away
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.
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.
note: pieces of a mango I will have for breakfast.
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.
note:We toured Chalk Hill Vineyard and Winery in Healdsburg,CA. last week. We tasted wonderful wines.
note: I walked for 1 hour & 20 minutes yesterday. I’m reading The Martian, which I picked up from the Little Free Library along the way. I’m also reading A Man Called Ove. I finished the book, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.