Thursday, August 30, 2012

Lean With It

There's a metaphor somewhere IN THESE PHOTOS BY CHICAGO PHOTOGRAPHER PAUL OCTAVIOUS, or at least I'm going to pretend there is, about being somewhat compromised by one's environs, but still standing despite it all.

The wind.

The rain.

The weight of the snow or whatever...

Still standing. 

This Pretty Much Says It All

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A change of pace....

It seems an age since there's been a proper afternoon rain in New York City.  There have certainly been a few summer squalls with wind and hail, but nothing really approximating the kind of rain you just settle down and rest through.  You're not even waiting it out, but taking a break the way the sun is taking a break behind the clouds. 

The thunder is rolling across the borough in the same sort of lazy way.  Nothing dramatic or theatrical.  Just taking it's time and making sure everyone knows it's there.   Strolling through with the rain like a gardener watering the plants, making sure everything is getting a good soaking 

I've been praying and hoping, every time I see rain clouds coming in, that there will be some kind of a break from the heat behind it, and to be fair it's not like every day has been scorching.  It does seem like it's been the hottest summer ever, at least to my memory.  The news reports say July was the hottest ever in New York, with the most day above 90 and the most intense humidity. 

I'm hoping for cooler temperatures behind this lazy afternoon rain.  I am just vain enough to believe that I deserve some kind of break.  And if it happens, I will wish the break came in some other aspect of my life.  Hopes and prayers are like that.  Be careful. 

So that's it.  Nothing to report.  It's raining.  And I'm hoping for something that may or may not happen.  Nothing new here.  Move along.  Nothing to see. 

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Election 2012 Theme Song

Please allow me to introduce myself, I'm a man of wealth and taste...

Make no mistake about it. It's been ugly for a while and getting worse. This isn't about being a prophet of doom. It's about one and one adding up to two, which in case you haven't noticed, happens every single time. Anger and desperation always end the same way. Keep your heads low.