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February 4, 2003


It's green here. It's green, and there are birds other than skuas, like the little fat brown one in the park, and there are funny spikey purple flowers and fat bees pollinating them. There are children in loud vertically stripey black-and-white sports coats and ties with stripes running horizontally, there are Japanese saleswomen who don't know the word sandals, there are price tags and advertisements and signs that spin. Birds that scream like children, and children that scream like birds. The smells of mildew and duck scat. And there are the cars. Cars, cars, cars. Vrooom vroom. Bzzzzz. Shoooooooeeeee.

And, there is me, alone. Alone, and tired.

So said I sometime around mid-day.

Life became a little nicer after a nap and some food, and nicer still when I made a friend. Her name is Erin. She is a glaciologist at UW, and I befriended her in the cafe at the Y. Whew. So, no need to feel sorry for me anymore. Unless you know how indecisive I am, which is to say unless you know me, and then you can feel sorry for me because I have to figure out where I'm going.

Posted by beth at February 4, 2003 9:46 PM


so much to take in and no one to share it with. ...except your loyal blog readers. love the previous comment by larry c that we are your posse. so true! whoever said "a picture is worth a thousand words" never read your little descriptions. keep them coming!

Posted by: wilma, mother of beth at February 7, 2003 9:17 AM

ok, now i feel better that you have found a friend actually there for you to share things with.

Posted by: wilma, mother of beth at February 7, 2003 12:11 PM