Signs of Spring

This persimmon tree went completely bald in winter.
Last couple of days, it has been sprouting leaves.
I could write an essay on how I find the sprouting completely magical. But, I don’t have to.

Because Dr. Ian Malcolm Jeff Goldblum said everything there was to be said in “Jurassic Park” – “I’m, I’m simply saying that life, uh… finds a way.”

My huge crush on Dr. Malcolm (and the writer behind him Michael Crichton) hasn’t died in the 2 decades. It is because he said one of the most brilliant phrases ever said about life.

Today was a beautiful rainy day in Austin.
Wherever you are, stop to smell the roses.

Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises. – Pedro Calderon de la Barca

All the beautiful shades of green in Spring.

Cosmos – Right Here!

I look out of this window and I think this is a cosmos, this is a huge creation, this is one small corner of it. The trees and birds and everything else and I’m part of it. I didn’t ask to be put here, I’ve been lucky in finding myself here. – Morris West

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On Blue

This is a story about the color blue, and like blue, there’s nothing true about it.

‘True blue’ is a ruse, a rhyme; it’s there, then it’s not.

Blue is glory and power, a wave, a particle, a vibration, a resonance, a spirit, a passion, a memory, a vanity, a metaphor, a dream.

Blue is a simile.

Blue, she is like a woman…And, as a woman, she is deadly.

― Christopher Moore, Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d’Art