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.

 

Putting Our Backs Into It

man-in-shorts-walkingBacks are kind of wonderful. They enable us to walk after all (just try it when your back is out) and they go on expressing a whole lot more than we think, behind our backs, as it were.

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Sometimes it’s determination

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and sometimes just attitude

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or conscientiousness

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or maybe, resignation

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or that end of the day thing

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which everybody gets

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Where Are the Rocking Chairs of Yesterday?

circa-rocker-aug-14The easy answer, of course, is at the antique store, at the second-hand shop, maybe, in your attic. Not in mine, I’m sorry to say. I have a rocking chair, but it dates to 1989 and you can tell.

my-rocking-chairIt isn’t very comfortable either — at least for me. At one time in my life (somewhere in the 90’s) I had a group that met regularly at my apartment. One tall young man always took this chair. Then I realized why it wasn’t comfortable for (short) me.  Rocking chairs have a symbolic quality, not just because they’re what we’re supposed to be sitting in, whiling away old age. At least I choose to think that. I think they might stand for ease in company — for anybody.

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What Was Old Is New Again

circa-green-chairs-aug-14A favorite aunt brought me to the first second-hand store I ever went to. We had to drive quite a distance to find it. In our rural area, if you were done with something, you just gave it to somebody else. It was quite amazing to find you could just go out to a store and find treasures. These photos were take outside Circa, one of my favorite treasure hordes.

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And this is the item I would have bought, had I the money or space for it. I likes these bowls too.

circa-pots-aug-14and this

circa-group-aug-14and I was tempted (as always) to go inside.

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But this is what I really would have bought. Doesn’t it look comfy? circa-rocker-aug-14