New York State is able to hold two contradictory States of Being to be true at the same time, a bit like Schroedinger's cat. Yet, when it favors the governor's budget, only one is true and that one is the one that is unfavorable to those involved. Sheesh.
Back in December 2007, astronomers found that the sun's influence—its heliosphere—was not symmetrical. Somewhere out there, it came upon pressure from outside of its influence. I had planned on building a large art quilt, using beaded sunrays. That piece got delayed and I finally decided that it wasn't going to get done, so now I'm using its pieces for other things. The first use of a beaded ray had to be this version of Dent of the Heliosphere. Here it is.
I ate something spicy. Ten minutes later, I turned red. My face, ears, hands, palms, feet. Bright red. No rash, not really itchy, but very hot and painful. It hurt. I stripped bare and washed the affected parts with cold water. It felt good. About a half hour later, it was all gone. Gone. No rash, no red, no itch, no pain. A little tingling. Amazing what the body might do. It speaks a language that I don't always understand.
Sort of like listening to my cat demand I-don't-know-what.
Put things in boxes, stack the boxes, and then try to remember what is in them while they teeter in the closet. Even with notes inked on the outsides, it is impossible to really and truly know what is hiding there.
October. There are many nice things about this time: good leaf colors, nice crisp sleeping nights, fresh air. And then there are the others: turning the furnace on, waking up in the dark, cold feet in bed. The best thing about October is that January comes that much sooner than it was going to in September, and then the days will start showing more daylight.
This is how pessimists make believe that they are optimists.
The neighbor had a tree taken down today. After tomorrow, all trace of the red maple will be gone, stump and all. Maybe lightning damage, maybe age. Experts said that it would have to go, so it went. Now the north wind will have easy access to her bedroom window, and although it was a maple and would have no leaves in the winter, the branches still cut some of the air flow. Not anymore.