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I try to pinpoint words that when strung together, like beads in a necklace, express something with texture and richness; I hope for the occasional sparkle of a well placed gem. I frequently fail miserably. But on a good day, as with a candid photo, I unexpectedly capture a heartbeat, and it feels as if I've successfully seized fog with my hands.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
|Will Clark ~ Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images|
Sitting in the upper deck with a high blue baseball sky above me while the gods anointed my team as representatives to the World Series. Caps flew into the air as the radio broadcast was routed through the Sony Jumbotron screen and we heard Hank Greenwald shout, “27 years of waiting is over. The Giants have won the pennant.” My husband and I lifted our eight-year-old son onto his seat where he could stand for a better view of the hugging, yelling, jumping players in a dog pile on the pitcher’s mound.
|Bay Bridge Collapse ~ George Nikitin, Associated Pres|
|Baseball Annie Savoy|
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
|Brandon Crawford and Hunter Pence hug Marco Scutaro on his first trip to the World Series|
The downpour could not dampen the moment for the San Francisco Giants or their fans.
Congratulations, National League champs.
To the St. Louis Cardinals, well done! A relentless opponent who made an improbable drive to the NLCS with a field riddled with injuries. Mighty Cardinals, see you in the 2013 post-season, as we do nearly every year.
And no matter what's written by the so-called pros (I've read it already this morning), it wasn't a "run up" score aimed to embarrass. There are never enough insurance runs against the Cards.
|Sergio Romo records last out|
|Marco Scutaro, Most Valuable Player|
Monday, October 22, 2012
My Giants? Can’t categorize them and have it hold from one night to the next. They’re up, they’re down, as soon as one pitcher finds his mojo, another goes MIA. They’ve defied description in the best and worst ways leading the league with errors in the early season, turning it around with a shortstop holding the best defensive record in baseball. They’ve thrilled fans with MVP play, then sucker-punched them with a crowd favorite suspended for PED use.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
But we justify a candy purchase by telling ourselves someone may knock and we don't want to be the house that spoils the fun. Just in case, that’s what the hubs and I say while buying a sack of our favorite treats.
A whole new haunting Halloween spin on things with the arrival of that boy. As he grew he began to walk with his mother, hand in hand after his nap, to visit the witch and sit next to it on the steps. I added to our collection enthusiastically. More ghoulish fun. A skull with light up eyes. An animated Grim Reaper.
A month ago he became a big brother. Last evening with windows open to the hot, still night I could hear the infant's cry. In the season when life prepares for the dormancy of winter, to pull back and hunker down, I'm reminded that in some places life is new. I'm renewed as well.
The sound of life. I couldn’t help myself. I rethought my original plan. For our neighborhood's child, Halloween will visit my house. For his baby brother, too, who will pass fast asleep in a buggy.
In big brother’s smile I'm reminded that rituals and novelty are cookies and milk, should never be separated or ever skipped.
I climb a ladder to string peeking, peeping, blinking, spooky eyes around a tree, no longer remembering that yesterday I thought to do otherwise.
The sun shines brightly without a hint of dark and stormy night though one will doubtless visit soon. If you’re fortunate enough to be here today you can shed that fleece for a while.
This is autumn in the Bay Area. As it is every year dating back to my childhood and long before me.
Nearby is one little boy and his new baby brother soaking up October. While they go about the work of being children I'm reminded to play.
Some things are too good to take a pass on. Like warm and sunny fall.
Hello, October. We meet again. And I'm all in.
Monday, September 24, 2012
|Riced potato spread on cookie sheet to cool|
|Potato dough awaiting cutting|
|Finished gnocchi awaiting boiling|
|Rolling a dumpling across the board|
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
|Hubs & Me|