Beached wail

While listening to Rameau’s Castor et Pollux on XM 76, I watch palm fronds fan hot air in the Gulf of Mexico breeze.

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A man in an unmarked white van fishes for dinner off the Casperson Beach bridge.

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Needlefish inhabit the local estuary around the fisherman’s lines…

Species Name: Strongylura marina
Common Name: Atlantic Needlefish

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A heron watches me watch the fisherman who is observed by an unknown woman smoking a cigarette…

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Meanwhile, little crabs try to hide from my camera…unsuccessfully, of course…

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How can one deduce the workings of a universe from sand fleas and schools of fish on a rocky beach?

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Or news articles from papers wrapping picture frames in old cedar chests?

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Cycles and circles don’t have to spin to complete a spiral.

From a single leg of a dead creature, we can deduce the health of a water body. So, too, a fruit tree and other aspects of the unverse’s variety…

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Happiness is a beached wail of joyous celebration of and participation in life’s sorrows, continuously.

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  1. Pingback: In light of the tragedy on Caspersen Beach | treetrunkdings

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