Tag Archives: Death

Pleasure Cruise

At first it actually garnered a chuckle. There was plenty of shrieking, of course, as much from surprise as anything else, but even as a good number of the passengers began to flee the ballroom in hopes of sparing their … Continue reading

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Neverland

It’s not really a door in a tree or a passage through a grandfather clock, or even a wardrobe. We think of fairy dust and magic rings, an afternoon that somehow tumbles on and on, and we long for the … Continue reading

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Autopilot

When did it get dark? Late afternoon seems minutes ago, but now the sky is dense and inky. You adjust quickly, but the question hangs a moment. You don’t wonder so much why you didn’t notice it before. It’s more … Continue reading

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Living Winter

I realize that I am far from the first person to say this, but there is something so magical about walking in the falling snow.  No, there is nothing novel about this sentiment, and yet I still feel that it … Continue reading

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Being There

Sleepless musings of a wandering heart…   They were going to a ball, but I did not know it. I had come from a ball, but they did not know it. St. Stephan’s Square was filled with a train of … Continue reading

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Žeja-Thirst

I’m still working on some posts about Kosovo, which I’m really excited about and will begin putting up tomorrow, but I thought I’d try something different today.  I wrote the following for my Slovene class last semester, when asked to … Continue reading

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Slipping Into Slumber

Sometimes getting home is the hardest part of the journey. 24 hours in, with another 14 to go, and I’ve had only brief snatches of bus-sleep. I wrote this at some point in the hours between yesterday and today, and … Continue reading

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Birds and Bees

Yesterday I watched snails have sex.  Okay, that sounds dirty.  I saw snails have sex.  And I photographed it.  *reflective pause*  Yup, still dirty.  Still, it was the first time I had ever seen snails doing the horizontal bop, which … Continue reading

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Assassins

I thought of this poem this morning and decided to share it.  The rhyme scheme was inspired by the Joseph Strauss poem, ‘The Mighty Task Is Done’, written in celebration of the completion of the Golden Gate Bridge.  It is … Continue reading

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