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2006 San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival Parade.

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April 11, 2008

Answers Are Easy
Friday. So, it's before six in the morning having gotten to bed just after midnight. Why so clear headed and upbeat after five hours of sleep? Could it be a few glasses of Guinness the night before makes for a good morning? OK, OK. Only kidding. I'll no doubt be back in bed taking a nap pretty quick, but I've been awake now for thirty minutes and I've already had twenty ideas for saving the world and making my life more interesting. All of this will undoubtedly go away but I'm wondering if I might get a few situps in before I flame out. Life in the fast lane before we've even turned on the engine.

They're going to get you one of those white coats they find so handy down at the funny farm.

Hey, a rush like this might well be worth the trip. And, by the way, before you go making any phone calls, remember we're in this together.

Later. Eight o'clock back from breakfast, the head clearer than I can remember to the point reading the paper this morning was something of a revelation exploring stories I'd usually have skipped, not through any lack of interest as that a foggy mind can only absorb so much. What's caused this change for the better? What's made the difference? Can you buy it over the counter? In a brown paper bag down at the corner? Shit, I'll not worry about it and use this new energy to finish a dead but necessary project here at the apartment while all the cylinders are clicking. Take the money and run, in other words, before it skedaddles. Getting into your sixties is indeed a different experience. No complaints, however, seeing how many my age have already left the planet.

More progress with artandlife, by the way, another Gay Pride page converted to the new design; this, in part, getting the images out to the Dykes on Bikes Exhibition people, yes, but also a result, I think, of coming to grips with retirement. Or getting my head together. Psychological? Physiological? Drinking less sake after six? Before six? I have an annual physical Monday, I think I'll ask him some of these questions.

You won't get any answers.

The right questions are the hard part; if the questions are right, the answers are easy.

The photograph was taken at the 2006 San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival Parade with a Nikon D2X mounted with a 70 - 200mm f 2.8 Nikkor VR lens at 1/500th second, f 2.8, ISO 100.