Monday, December 11, 2006


I took this a few weeks ago, while driving into work one foggy morning. There are times when the weather in the area is breathtaking. On this particular morning, I drove through that transition area where cheesecloth haze begins to give way to hard details. After rolling down the window, I tried to capture the subtle beauty of translucence.

It's hard to take good pictures while standing still. It's even harder to do so while hurtling down a freeway at 60 miles an hour. (Fortunately, digital photos are cheaper to preview than traditional film.)

While driving, I thought of characters like Arthur, Gwenivere, Merlin, and Morgan le Fey. I imagined cloud kingdoms rising to meet the rising sun and invented legends of impossible romance and improbable destinies. Dragons, druids, and (of course) gentlemen of the pad.

What can I say? I'm a romantic soul at heart and my imagination runs rampant at times.

Here are a few things I've been pondering over the last view days.
  • My friend McGlk posted a very interesting reply to my last post, which I greatly appreciate. I highly recommend his ideas for your consideration. I think he's spot on and thank him for taking the challenge so directly.
  • Does anyone else find it curious that, upon hearing the report from the Iraq Study Group, President Bush immediately commissioned three other reports? Is he, perhaps, trying to find a report that reinforces his previously chosen point of view?
  • Speaking of things that our President doesn't quite seem to understand, isn't it amazing that the best he (or anyone in his administration) can come up with after watching protests against the current policies is, "I applaud a society where people are free to come and express their opinion." Would someone please send these folks a clue?
  • Speaking of missing the forest for the trees, many interesting observations can be made from a decision made by the officials at our local airport. When asked to include a menorah with the Christmas trees, these folks instead chose to remove the Christmas trees and defer a more thoughtful decision until after the Holidays.
  • I thought Daniel Schorr's commentary on NPR this evening regarding the failures of the 109th Congress to be particular insightful. (More on the "Do Nothing" Congress can be found here.)
My next post will not be about politics. I promise.


Blogger Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

I love the start to this post, your words describing the picture and your experience are true poetry! As for the rest, always love reading your thoughts & ideas about what's going on in this crazy world of ours. Much love, JP

7:41 AM  
Blogger paris parfait said...

I for one appreciate your posts about politics. Yes, the do-nothing Congress is practically as disgraceful as the disastrous administration. Lovely photo!

1:22 PM  
Blogger THE Michael said...

Awwwww, cmon' big guy, don't shy away from politics.....grin.

I went back and read that "comment" you refered to and I believe it to be the longest comment ever posted to a blog. It was longer than 99% of my posts! If he keeps this up, I think we should just create a blog just for him and forward his comments to it AS the blog! It would be a fascinating read to say the least!

As for fog, I kick myself all the time when I'm driving to work and I come across the mist hovering over the meadows that line the road, it's so surreal...and I don't have my camera....and yes, I do daydream of some Valkyry riding a unicorn out of those mists with a blazing sword held high.......sigh......

1:39 PM  

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