“If you go slowly enough, six or seven months is an eternity—if you let it be—if you forget old things, and learn new ones. Even a week can last forever.”
Rick Bass, Winter

"In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer."
Albert Camus

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Day 102: We saw a Dolphin, and Other Memories Not Photographed

1.  We saw a dolphin on our last day.  We weren't trying to.  We didn't have our heart set on anything except rest and a few good walks.  But here we were, on the balcony.  The sun had just come out after a very brief rain.  My husband said, very calmly, "There it is.  The dolphin."  We saw its gray fin, and then it was gone, and then it was there again.  Then I went back to eating my yogurt.

2.  On a midday beach walk, I saw a tern with its wondrous spiky headdress and black-tipped tail pecking at a fish. The fish had the same coloring as the bird, mostly white with gray and black, and at first I thought the bird was eating a bird: tern cannibals!  I was quite relieved that it was just my eyesight and sicko imagination conspiring.

3. Every day walking on the beach I saw birds feeding on the water. 

4.  If a sound could be photographed or posted, I would want to hold this sound I hear now with me forever.  The waves, the waves, the waves.

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