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A Week of Excerpts: 2

fog on the river w blue poles
photo by Wolfgang Stearns

“I bury my face in the pillow that smells of must and damp. Its cotton slip is as cold as marble. It is only here, alone and in the dark, that I can allow those thoughts some rein. Thoughts that come from nowhere, from dreams, taking me delirious hostage. I long for sleep again, because only in sleep can I slip the bonds of what is possible and right. But as I have found so often in life, what you truly long for eludes you.”

from the book, The Tenderness of Wolves, by Stef Penney

A Week of Excerpts: 1

ohio pyle 3 bkwh
photo by Sylvia

“Arthur had urged her to plunge her feet in a deep, swiftly running mountain stream to feel the rhythm of the water. Something about the proper young scholar suggested that he was not the free spirit he seemed to be. Georgia had kept her stockings on.”

from the book, O’Keeffe & Stieglitz, An American Romance, by Benita Eisler

Summer Love

strawberries and cookbook
photo by Sylvia

strawberries
garden tomatoes
early morning mist on the river
vintage books from the flea market
mayflies
swiss chard with red wine vinegar
midnight talks on the balcony
glenn campbell, eric clapton and blackfoot
hard lemonade
the pup in the car with an open window
this book: A Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of a Misspent Life, by Mary Randolph Carter
dave brubeck, a cigarette and the blowing wind

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best of doobies
photo by Sylvia

strawberry and mango popsicles
blue herons in the early morning and small hawks in the afternoon
this book: A Three Dog Life, by Abigail Thomas
cedar waxwings in the berry bushes
this song: Take Me in your Arms by the Doobie Brothers
the juice of swiss chard, cucumber, mint and apples
fairy lights in mason jars at night

jar w lights
photo by Sylvia