Hallowed E’en

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My schedule this semester is putting me behind the eight ball, but I didn’t want to miss Halloween. I have some neighbors who really do justice to the season and so most of this is from their display.

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This is what happens when you don’t brush ¬†your teeth, right?

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I guess this is her sister, bad orthodontistry.

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And these guys — not from anybody’s seasonal display. But don’t they look as if they’re saying trick or treat?

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Hope yours is full of fun.

Alternate Forms of Transportation

trikes-at-restCars and trucks are mighty fine. So are airplanes and buses. This is just a mediation on how many ways there are of getting around.

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Even getting to work (this was taken in the employee parking lot of a local hospital).

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And there’s getting around just for the fun of it

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and in the imagination

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and by train (Yonkers, New York, taken from the train)

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Or on foot

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or just catching a ride.

 

Going Around in Circles

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The circle is such an attractive shape. Even if I had the ability to speculate why, I wouldn’t get into that here (books and books about it), but the ghost of all that speculation — geometric, psychological, occult and esoteric — hangs around it. Around, indeed. Around and around, circles draw the eye and they draw my eye, maybe more than most any shape.

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Even when they’re not particularly beautiful, circles compel attention.

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invoking all those ideas about them — unity, fullness, ripeness, oh we could go on and on.

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and we could remark about their usefulness

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but wouldn’t that be redundant?

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and beside the point?

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But the circle would still draw the eye.

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Even when it’s not quite there.

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