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The Call of the Tidy

Sometimes life is wild enough and what you long for is orderliness. It was my first trip to England, and I gazed at them from the plane window as we approached the airport: those lovely green patches–emerald, lime and sage, … Continue reading

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The Powell-Mason Line

You’re on Market Street in front of the conspicuous Westfield Mall in San Francisco and the hill that leads to Fisherman’s Wharf looms before you. You could walk, but notice people gathered in the intersection around the cable car turntable, … Continue reading

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Viennese Inspiration

I feel the music behind Mozart’s eyes in this portrait: long scale runs intensifying his gaze, trills creating a little arch to his brow. Mozart was born in Salzburg, but Vienna is where he flourished, where he composed the Sonata … Continue reading

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Delphi

Years ago I visited Delphi, the navel of the world, the prehistoric site in mainland Greece where ancient people worshipped mother earth or Gaia and later Apollo, whose instructions they heard from the Oracle through the priestess Pythia. Apollo was … Continue reading

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Daydreams

Daydreaming has long been one of my favorite pastimes, perhaps because I come from a solitude-loving family, a family of individuals who each needed our space, our alone-time, time to read and think and dream. I’m so grateful for that. … Continue reading

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