Venice Beach, April 26, 1990

1,

He throws his
muscle onto
the beach
each swaggering
step a flex in

time.

As the
bodybuilder
struts to
shore

a seagull

crosses
the sky

she must
fly

2.

His abs and thighs
memories of flesh
from no specific
man from bodies
that no longer
exist–

now he stretches.

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Flight into the Haight

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious.  It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science…I am satisfied with the mystery of the eternity of life.

Albert Einstein 1931 from The World as I See It

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Valencia Street Aria

On a walk along San Francisco’s Valencia Street toward the Mission I heard Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate K165-Alleluia stream from the second story window of an old Victorian.

It was a wonderful San Francisco day and the gardens on Valencia Street were in bloom.

Share this walk with me:

Valencia Street Aria

Music: Mozart: Exsultate, jubilate: iv. Alleluja (McNair, Gardiner)
Sylvia McNair, soprano; English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner,
cond.
Philips, recorded March 1993

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