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White Out - De File
Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
cbertsch
cbertsch
White Out
Every day I look out the kitchen window the sky to the south looks whiter. Clouds are few. I can't seen an inversion layer. But the absence of blue is startling for a place where blue skies are as numerous as Republicans in the petroleum industry. Although I suspect that something is amiss, I'm drawn to that color-drained brilliance. It looks like someone is shining a light through the other side of a two-dimensional landscape. I suppose what unsettles me most is that the intense, diffuse light reminds me of the California coast. This is what the sky looks like on a sunny morning in Santa Cruz or Morro Bay or, on a relatively smogless day, Manhattan Beach. If only the ocean weren't 400+ miles away. . .

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elf_owl From: elf_owl Date: January 11th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
At first I read "whiter" as "winter." While less grammatically correct, that seems to fit pretty well, too.

Alas, I don't think we could get the ocean to come here, even if we petitioned...
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: January 11th, 2006 10:42 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I would sign in a second, though. BTW, I realized that the white was caused by what I refer to with disturbing frequency as "particulate matter." This is apparently the worst winter for same in Arizona history. So it's a dry "fog" of dust.
elf_owl From: elf_owl Date: January 11th, 2006 10:46 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
ew. No wonder my nose has been so unhappy after my bike rides.
frostedfuckhead From: frostedfuckhead Date: January 12th, 2006 02:22 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
maybe the late, great bill hicks' wish will come true and los angeles will sink into the ocean. if so,

see you down in arizona bay!
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