Friday, February 23, 2007

Calendar Series: 32nd Month / Reunion of the Calendar Family at New Year's Eve Creek Beach (1988)

















In early spring of 1971, on a particularly peaceful day, a friend brought me to Ano Nuevo State Reserve, a beach at the end of what we called New Year's EVE Creek Road, although its correct name was New Year's Creek Road. He and I were almost the only people on that beach, which was soon to become a popular tourist destination because of a growing colony of elephant seals who wintered there. What I remember best about the beach was that there were pebbles embedded with fossilized sea shells. On another visit sometime later with other friends, there were a few elephant seals sleeping on the beach.

My 11th favorite movie is "Shakespeare In Love."

On my Zen notepad calendar today was this:


Winter solitude--
in a world of one color
the sound of wind.

BASHO

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