Monthly Archives: January 2011

that’s how the story ends.

So I have been back in the States for close to two weeks now and things are as bizarre as ever. It rains a lot here in Bellingham. That’s what it does in the winter time. Not unlike in Rome. … Continue reading

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world without end.

and a car ride; and a short plane ride; and a nap in munich; and ten hours of waiting, reading, the minutes passing so slowly, the ladies nearby viewing continuously the progress of the flight, there always as i look … Continue reading

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peace.

a thousand words to say. their number grows with each hour. here is the final day. paul talks much when you get him going. here is a boy who has seen much that most one say no one should see … Continue reading

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equally skilled.

i stand over my suitcase, looking down at books, gifts, tightly rolled clothes. i try to save space where i can, and keep with em the knowledge that i can cram things together better than it would at first seem. … Continue reading

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redemption song.

you know that part in return of the jedi when princess leia and chewie get into jabba’s palace by pretending to be a bounty hunter and, well, chewie plays himself, but leia wears that helmet that makes her voice all … Continue reading

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breaking of the fellowship.

twice today i witnessed the splitting of groups by unforgiving metro train doors. those doors are merciless. in the second instance the man inside the car with us pounded his angry fists upon the glass in his overwhelming frustrations. the … Continue reading

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beginning of the end.

when we were leaving the mountains, heading to the car, walking down the stone lane, the echoing footsteps never to come again, the village’s parting gift to me was dog poo. on both feet. thanks to everyone who lets their … Continue reading

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