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A Spring In My Step
The last two days have been filled with potentially stress-inducing tasks, from sitting in lots of stop-and-go freeway traffic in the Phoenix area -- the East Valley is absurdly spread out -- to preparing for the delivery of a new washer, which necessitated many hours of rearranging "temporary" boxes in the garage. Not to mention that my allergies have been terrible for the past week, for reasons I just can't discern. But I've been in an extraordinarily good mood, considering. Instead of feeling oppressed by the many burdens of my existence, which has certainly been taxing of late, I am strangely hopeful. Maybe it's because of the great moonlit bicycle ride I went on Tuesday night or the time-exposure photography session it inspired me to pursue after I'd returned home. Or maybe it's simply that whatever natural cycle I'm on simply has me going through a good phase. Whatever the explanation, I'll drink this potion, in which desire is suspended in a base of deep contentment, with relish.

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elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: December 5th, 2009 03:44 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Good for you! Sometimes I think it's easier to handle things when there are more things to handle. Of course, there's a limit to that logic--and it's often hard to know in advance when you'll run up against it--but I'm glad to hear hope and the crisp clarity of desert nights in your voice. I miss Tucson.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 7th, 2009 02:14 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I know. It's funny how that works. My good mood subsided a bit over the weekend, perhaps because I was stretched less thin -- or maybe just because the Cal football team played like shit against Washington -- but I'm still in the black, emotionally. You'll be here soon!
elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: December 7th, 2009 04:50 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Yes! Very soon! I miss Tucson. And I want to see the Almodovar makeover!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 8th, 2009 03:58 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
You will, you will!
quuf From: quuf Date: December 5th, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I forgot to mention how much I love that picture. It combines the persistence of civilization (the lighted hearth), and its decay (the cracked asphalt). My take on it, anyway!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 7th, 2009 02:13 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
You got exactly what I was aiming for! Thanks so much for commenting. I know the image was hard to see on many monitors. But I wanted to be true to the natural light experience of being out in the middle of the night.
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