Sunday, April 28, 2013
I think the death of domestic animals
marks the sea changes in our lives.
Think how things were, when things were different.
There was an animal then, a dog or a cat,
not the one you have now, another one.
Think when things were different before that.
There was another one then. You had almost forgotten.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Ten thousand flowers in spring,
the moon in autumn,
a cool breeze in summer,
snow in winter.
If your mind isn't clouded by
this is the best season of your life.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Appeal to the Grammarians
We, the naturally hopeful,
Need a simple sign
For the myriad ways we're capsized.
We, who love precise language,
Need a finer way to convey
Disappointment and perplexity.
For speechlessness and all its inflections,
For up-ended expectations,
For every time we're ambushed
By trivial or stupefying irony,
For pure incredulity, we need
The inverted exclamation point.
For the dropped smile, the limp handshake,
For whoever has just unwrapped a dumb gift,
Or taken the first sip of a flat beer,
Or felt love or pond ice
Give way underfoot, we deserve it.
We need it for the air pocket, the scratch shot,
The child whose ball doesn't bounce back,
The flat tire at journey's outset,
The odyssey that ends up in Weehauken.
But mainly because I need it -- here and now
As I sit outside the Caffe Reggio
Staring at my espresso and cannoli
After this middle-aged couple
Came strolling by and he suddenly
Veered and sneezed all over my table
And she said to him, "See, that's why
I don't like to eat outside."
Saturday, April 13, 2013
“A Spectrum of Music-Art,” an exhibition curated by author, Debra Hosseini, opened last night at The Seven Sisters Gallery in Morro Bay. The gallery was hosting the show as part of the national “April is Autism Awareness Month.”
The opening had music by Jesse Williams on keyboard:
And Mark Witt on guitar:
Gallery Manager, Shawn Cantu and her son, Jason, whose drawing was part of the exhibition. Jason’s lovely black and white drawing of a dove in flight is above left.
All of the works are for sale and there’s nothing more exciting for any young artist than to have one of their works sold.
If you get a chance, stop by the gallery to see the paintings. The show will run until May 7th. The gallery is located at 601 Embarcadero, in the Marina Square Bldg. For further information, call 772-9955 or visit the website www.sevensistersgalleryca.com
Sunday, April 07, 2013
The sale was part of the city-wide Garage Sale Day. This year, the city is trying for a Guinness record: Largest number of garage sales in a town in a day.
Prior to the big day, many items were donated, and days were spent sorting and tagging.
Sale day, boxes and boxes were toted out to the street, piled on tables, all ready for the crowds.
Which started coming in a steady stream all day.
During which, a birthday was celebrated with a gorgeous fruit tart from The French Bakery in Morro Bay.
All in all, a fun, big sale day, which continues this morning, and should net a tidy sum to help keep El Chorro Dog Park running for another year. A good portion of the left-over items will be boxed up and picked up by an equestrian rescue group and will be used as the basis for their own garage sale fund-raiser, so everything will do double duty to two volunteer groups.
So, many thanks for everyone involved in the Dog Park sale. I don’t know, at this point, whether Morro Bay’s Guinness record challenge will be successful. Considering the number of cars flooding the town, it’s entirely possible.
And now, your Sunday Poem
This by Tukaram, at 17th century Indian saint, from "Love Poems from God," edited by Daniel Ladinsky.
First He Looked Confused
I could not lie anymore so I started to call my dog "God."
First he looked
then he started smiling, then he even
I kept at it: now he doesn't even
I am wondering if this
might work on
Friday, April 05, 2013