“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


Hours without Ambiguities, Texas Style

When in doubt, I always say, post a picture of a cat.


I am out of dreaminess & art mode today, and on my way to the woods, to sit for a while, to enjoy food cooked in the outdoors, and listen to a bunch of good old boys talk about stuff and sports and guy things, and I cannot tell you how happy the idea makes me. I am exhausted this week with neighborhood dramas, and worrying about art, and much in need of life without ambiguities, if only for a few hours. I am glad of the the chance to just sit & listen to people who are who they are, with no excuses offered. And, like Maggie, they care not whether you like them or not, even though I do, and they care not whether they like someone or not. What was it Lyle Lovett sang? In that song "You're Not From Texas"?

But at a dance hall down in Texas
That's the finest place to be
The women they all look beautiful
And they'll say that's right you're not from Texas
That's right you're not from Texas
That's right you're not from Texas
But Texas wants you anyway.

That's the kind of men these are - they will always buy your beer.
Whether they like you or not.
the phone just rang - more beer, they said


  1. When in doubt, I turn to the critters too. This neighborhood, our little cul de sac, we've dubbed Wisteria Circle. We've got more drama going on here than a damned soap opera.

  2. reading you is like seeing a tulip tree in bloom.

  3. one of my favorite songs ~ elk

  4. what a most wondrous photo. That cat looks luminous.

  5. Hope you had a great time!

    Maggie is just beautiful..those eyes...is that their real colour?? I can tell by the look in her eyes that she really does care if you love her...and she knows you do.



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