Monday, December 14, 2009


A little reverie inspired by this leaf curling towards the sun in Prospect Park Saturday morning; it makes me wonder what kind of excitement the beaching of a whale must have caused in a community when times were hard and fuel scarce. What a miracle beyond all expectations the carcass must have been, what an incredible gift from the sea for the hungry and desperate living along a coast in winter. Warmth, fuel, food, tools, incandescence in flesh, all the more astonishing for having been given, not taken.

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