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And the mind drips. . . - De File
Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
cbertsch
cbertsch
And the mind drips. . .
It's 11:25 on a Saturday night and I'm sitting here under the recessed floodlights feeling extremely good. I need to remember that I become a lion before the rain comes and a lamb afterwards. Rain on Memorial Day weekend after a much-hotter-than-usual week: it doesn't get much nicer than that except when you're leaving for the coast the following morning, which we are. I can almost taste the salt. Actually, I can taste the salt already and it's not from that Bisquick biscuit our well-meaning Promisekeeper neighbor brought over this morning. Sometimes you just have to remember the names for things. Particularly their private names. Tonight's was "phocine."

Mode: in the wake of wetness
Muse: the sound of cars we can hear because the windows are open!

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driscoll From: driscoll Date: May 29th, 2005 09:36 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I lived for five years in Adelaide, South Australia, which is only pretending to be something other than the edge of a desert. It was so dry there. There I learned that clouds don't mean rain and blue skies can be so oppressive. I learned about necessary daily fluid intake. I discovered what dried fruit feels like.

Now I'm back where it rains and where moisture hangs in the air. It's fabulous.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 29th, 2005 10:03 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I won't tell you that I wanted to live where it's hot and dry. But the desert is so beautiful and unique here that I've come to love Tucson and its environs. And when the rain does come, it's the best.
elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: May 29th, 2005 12:20 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I always vacillate about what I miss most--air so dry and clear you can see for miles, the way things bend in view when the heat is high, how everything breaks green and wide with rain, that you can literally hear a sunset stretch and slide...

This made for part of a beautiful pair of evening posts, by the way. But you knew that--
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