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going (but not) fishing
Posted: June 19th, 2007, 2:08 am
School's over. Today's teacher relax day. We're busing to Yam HaMelech, the Salt Sea or the Dead Sea.
Below sea level, unique atmosphere - you'd have to be there. It's easy to believe that life is far more than my mind can comprehend when i travel through those rocky walled descensions and arrive in a place where UV rays mean far less than at normal sea level locations.
In short, i'm off to be the wizard.
best to all
Posted: June 19th, 2007, 11:06 am
The dead sea sounds like a fine and silent place
Posted: June 20th, 2007, 2:44 pm
woh, moon landscape, move over. There will be pictures when i download.
We took a jeep safari overland and those mineral laden rocks really give a vehicle a work-out.
Will be back with evidence. Thanks for the wishes, still.
Posted: June 26th, 2007, 10:30 am
so you are below sea level, that means that the suns rays are less intense
how strange never thought about that
peace in every step
Posted: June 26th, 2007, 11:02 am
a sudden rush of snail shells. Theories abound as to why there, but still, we stopped in the middle of the trail to see and wonder.
Check out the variations, the formations.
and the jeep we were on (engine - semi-trailer truck)
for these and more, check my flickr
Posted: June 26th, 2007, 5:49 pm
i find this one to be compelling
the earth works
sweet and salty
great salt lake
picked up a hitchhiker
but i was lost
you are at home
and now so am i
and robert smithson's collected writings
in my collection of poems and manifestos
i was thinking that would be a nice place for a sculpture garden
a homage to deep desert
a beacon for peace
Posted: June 26th, 2007, 7:02 pm
ohh.. i love that one photo where you said "check out the variations, the formations."
gonna make a banner out of it, ok?
i'll put it up tonight for the travel jam
thank you for taking us along with you...
Posted: June 26th, 2007, 9:50 pm
delighted to haunt our upper banner. thanks for seeing it with your eye, doreen. breathtaking reality.
jim - a sculpture garden would be great. what you don't see here, because i didn't actually go to watch, is the bathers dousing themselves with mud and letting it harden to help purify the skin and remediate all kinds of ailments like psoriasis. Live sculpture garden!
Posted: June 27th, 2007, 7:55 am
salt lake mud
a strin·gent as·trin·gent
wallking human sculpture garden
next time take some pics of that!
Posted: June 27th, 2007, 6:43 pm
great dead salt lakes
great blues and greens
would be a great haunt
for some rebar sculptures
must be great having
time off for creativity judih.....
Posted: June 29th, 2007, 11:51 am
The Books of Bokonon
God made mud.
God got lonesome.
So God said to some of the mud, "Sit up!"
"See all I've made," said God, "the hills, the sea, the sky, the stars."
And I was some of the mud that got to sit up and look around.
Lucky me, lucky mud.
I, mud, sat up and saw what a nice job God had done.
Nice going, God.
Nobody but you could have done it, God! I certainly couldn't have.
I feel very unimportant compared to You.
The only way I can feel the least bit important is to think of all the mud that didn't even get to sit up and look around.
I got so much, and most mud got so little.
Thank you for the honor!
Now mud lies down again and goes to sleep.
What memories for mud to have!
What interesting other kinds of sitting-up mud I met!
I loved everything I saw!
I will go to heaven now.
I can hardly wait...
Posted: June 29th, 2007, 1:12 pm
ha. great story, jack.
beautifully read and beautifully chosen. thank you.