Tuesday, December 28, 2010

a small bang

and while everyone was winding down after a busy holiday season, a small glass ball fell from a weakened branch of the fragrant tree;shattered,a small bang;and something very beautiful began to develop.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Three of Them Celebrate Day of the Dead

Now that THE THREE OF THEM have traveled farther south, they are much more comfortable with masks.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

He Always Carried a Fish in His Mouth

Quite often he would leave glistening scales in his footsteps. Sometimes I would pick one up and put it in my pocket; then in a little box I kept in the wood-shop.

That iridescent scale would wax and wane with the moon.

The Orange Tree

The trees in San Diego look like illustrations before they are ever drawn.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Grandparents were inseparable. He had given her the polka-dot dress before breakfast on a sunny morning in July. She made him his favorite french toast filled with strawberry jam. They were happy. But technology was creeping up on the two of them.