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Shriveling - De File
Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
Driving down Campbell today, I noticed how skinny the saguaros have become. Some of them look like pencils. It made me sad. I want rain so that my fingers and lips will not feel like sandpaper. I want it so that the endlessly-discussed particulate matter that has been blowing around for months finally settles to the ground. But most of all I want it so that the saguaros will look delightfully chubby once more.
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flw From: flw Date: January 30th, 2006 07:23 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
This is the kind of detail that I am totally unaware of because I am not from here. You can see the Saguaros are thirsty? This reminds me of living in Pittsburgh. When we had vistors, we would always look out over the bridge as we drove over one or anothe river, and say, "River looks low..." As if to suggest we were "river folk" who "knew the river."
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: January 30th, 2006 02:14 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I suppose it sounds pretentious. When we first moved here, I thought references to "the Monsoon" were absurdly so. But then I learned what a monsoon is, technically, and realized that the term is entirely appropriate. Anyway, when it rains hard, the saguaros swell up, getting chubby, particularly at the midway point between joints.
flw From: flw Date: January 30th, 2006 11:08 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I didn't think it sounded pretentious, actually. I will start looking for that myself now. The joke in Pittsburgh was that I didn't know anything about it (the river levels), and I was trying to fool people in to believing that all people in Pittsburgh were connected to the rivers like they once were.
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