January 27, 2014

Photographic Memories

or, How I wish it would rain . . .

2013 was California’s driest year in 119 years of official record keeping. The U.S. Drought Monitor shows nearly the entire state is in either a extreme or exceptional drought. California is also America’s number one food and agricultural producer. Water managers and officials in Southern California assure us they have enough reserves to get the state’s most populous region through this year and even into 2015 without rationing. Hmm . . . .

January 17, 2014

Journey Home

The time that my journey takes is long and the way of it long.

 I came out on the chariot of the first gleam of light, and pursued my voyage
through the wildernesses of worlds leaving my track on many a star and planet.

It is the most distant course that comes nearest to thyself, and that
training is the most intricate which leads to the utter simplicity of a tune.

The traveler has to knock at every alien door to come to his own, and one has 
to wander through all the outer worlds to reach the innermost shrine at the end.

My eyes strayed far and wide before I shut them and said ‘Here art thou!’

The question and the cry ‘Oh, where?’ melt into tears of a thousand streams
and deluge the world with the flood of the assurance ‘I am!’

~ Rabindranath Tagore

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