“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? / The world would split open.”
Poet Muriel Rukeyser

Monday, January 18, 2010

One of my favorite places

One of my favorite places in this area is a small artists community about twenty minutes south. Here I have found pottery, jewelry, photographs, and enjoyed countless lunches in great little restaurant. Every time I go to this little "town" I wander into the bookstore. And usually I walk out with a few new books to read. With my latest purchase came a bookmark with the address and name of the store, and this anonymous quote:

"A bookstore is one of the only pieces of physical evidence we have that people are still thinking."

Monday Morning Musings

This morning dawned cloudy. I am really hoping we get the rain that is predicted. It hasn't rained here in a month, and this is supposed to be one of our two rainy seasons (December-February, and July - Sept). The lack of rain means a lack of flowers in the spring and summer. The lack of rain means everything is dusty and covered in a layer of fine silt.