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Art & Life


March 20, 2017


Monday. I did turn the lights out fairly early, after nothing was able to entice me to watch it on the tablet, awakening then at ten after six. So another good night's rest. I guess. Up to check the sky: no rain, the forecast for rain later this afternoon evidently still evidently reliable and so a walk to breakfast in a good mood.

Do you ever walk to breakfast in a “bad mood”?

Not really. The walk seems to take longer than I might like if it's cold enough, but the mood is usually decent. Amenable, anyway.

The oatmeal with toast, fruit cup and coffee for breakfast while reading the two papers that arrive on Mondays. They print an East Bay Times on Mondays, but make any home deliveries.

Somewhat more overcast walking home taking the usual pictures. Not sure what this day may hold with the coming rain.

Later. A slow day. Some light rain for very short periods, but no thought to go outside. Spent the time lying down, watching last night's Elementary episode when I remembered this afternoon it had run last night, and then talked with my sister when she called just now. She's teaching and therefor dealing with youngsters, all of whom have been catching colds and sharing them. With her. At least I haven't had to deal with any of that. Yet. (Cross fingers.)

She mentioned our cousin is throwing a birthday party on Thursday for her mother, our aunt, when she will turn one hundred and five. A bit of a jolt every time you remember that, one hundred and five, particularly as she's still clear headed and mobile. Mostly mobile.

Evening. An ocular incident arrived in the late afternoon while lying on the bed watching a movie. Pretty obvious, after the fact, although you don't quite flash to the reality that the movie has crept inside your head and you're experiencing the movie, as if you were inside it. Doesn't last long, just a few minutes, the leave the earth and enter into another reality part anyway, but then you need to lie down and let it pass. I turned out the lights, got in bed and went to sleep.

The photo up top was taken at the San Francisco Saint Patrick's Day Parade with a Nikon D5 mounted with a 200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.