All posts by Garrett

1. God
2. Tongues of metal
3. Vibrations among vibrations
4. Escapades
5. Keepsakes
6. Something in the middle
7. Constant expression
8. The room’s fearful symmetry
9. Smiling after exhaling
10. Rainy statue

1. God
2. Rain
3. Rivers
4. Grey
5. Punishing rhythms
6. All the clocks
7. Not yet full, not yet measured sea
8. Boat on the water

“Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off—then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.” Herman Melville, Moby-Dick

1. God
2. Pam, my sister in law, who takes care animals, raises chickens, her voice has a musical sound, she is a survivor.
3. Leslie, also my sister in law, with a wicked sense of humor and adventure, willing to pack up and move across the country.
4. The petunia, brought inside, blooms anew on the windowsill.
5. The man came to fix the disposer.
6. Topia
7. Quiet road
8. The mountain that sits and endures

1. God
2. Pith
3. Hold
4. Falling leaves and composting
5. The blind lady with her dog in the supermarket (as opposed to a sad heart)
6. The bear playing the double bass
7. The wooden toy of the bears ice fishing
8. Kind words from Jane, also listening as she makes her decision

1. God
2. Varieties of dogs
3. Untied tongues
4. Clock tower
5. Retreaded stairs worth the wait and increasing the light
6. Surprise flowers of November
7. Black 0
“I’ve never found it easy to write. Period. I mean, I don’t want to whine about it or anything but…it’s a bitch! It’s terrible work. I’m very disciplined in that I can settle down into the work situation but coming up with the words is very hard. Hard on the heart, hard on the head and it just drives you mad. Before you know it, you’re crawling across the carpet in your underwear trying to find a rhyme for ‘orange’. It’s a terrible, cruel job. But I’m not complaining.” Leonard Cohen

1. God
2. Unheard songs
3. Radio waves
4. Sitting
5. Walking
6. Wobbling
“I saw a man, a beggar leaning on his crutch
He said to me “Why do you ask for so much?”
There was a woman leaning in the door
She said, “Why not, why not, why not, why not ask for more?”
from “Bird on the Wire,” by Leonard Cohen, as sung by Judy Collins

1. God
2. Values
3. Quantities
4. Qualities
5. Carpet of leaves
6. Air is abstract, sidewalks are concrete (though sometimes brick or asphalt)
7. Beautiful days strung together (by clouds?)
8. Sun rising and sun setting
9. Nothing new under the sun (Hardly)

3.Tomatoes ripening on the windowsill
4. Herbs lasting , sage, thyme, rosemary (Peabody would sleep in the oregano, sometimes the mint, but they are hardy
5. A simple solution
6. Humility
7. Faith
“Giving … creates a sense of abundance.” Katrina Kenison, Mpments of Seeing