Promenade, books, and election

Today I parked near the library and returned a book I just finished reading, The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacey McNulty. Interesting story of a 12 year old girl who was hit by a lightning and survived.

I borrowed 2 books in return: Conversation on Writing by Ursula Le Guin and The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli.

From the library I walked to the county Election Division Office and delivered my completed election ballot.
Primary election is 2 weeks away. We vote by mailed ballots.

Since I’m already in the downtown I meandered around took some photos of the colors of the day. Then I walked over to the Oxbow Market and bought dark chocolates and Italian Lemon cookies for Mrs. Abstract.

I didn’t record the time but my mobile phone recorded my steps: 6700 steps. Not much. It was more of a promenade.Lost in time.

There is a mode: Effects in my camera which I played around. I have not used it before.

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one of the art pieces in the Art Walk

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That’s white magnolia tree in bloom

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First Street looking south

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First Street looking north

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I’m walking at the Oxbow Commons towards Oxbow Market (with red color). photo taken by mobile phone.

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The Riverfront seen from First Street bridge in my return from Oxbow Market.

off the grid

Away from the range
without wires,”off the grid”,
of habits relentless 
to each moment
 a vast space, unexplored,
 basic needs forgotten.
 
 
An idle mind
explores secrets 
of boredom.
 
There was once a time
for doodles and aimless scroll
a pedestrian strolling.
 
Let spring comes
engage the world 
in your arms and senses
 
get your shoes and promenade
sunset and starry sky
on your palette.