Once upon a time a little girl was born in Waco, Texas. Many years later she moved to San Francisco and a whole new world opened to her; North Beach, poetry readings, coffee houses, and the flotsam and jetsam of wannabe artists, and writers. Life became a colorful canopy she had never envisioned before. This too ended and another life began; a marriage, responsibilities associated with marriage, still beautiful, and still colorful but never as stimulating to the younger fringe beatnik who lived in the enchanted world of San Francisco's North Beach.
The Butterfly Chronicles
Butterflies are fragile and almost defenseless creatures but rely on a variety of strategy to protect them, blending into their environment so well it is almost impossible to detect them.
The Waco Kid(s)
I didn’t want to be left out of anything exciting. The kids on the block were practicing for a play. It was to be held in the yard across the street and all our parents were invited. A penny admission was charged.
Seduction of Silence
And so it continues, to sleep if you can, to wake if you must. The pattern of life is routine. There are variations on the theme, but the hours go by for all of us. Last night as I was talking on the phone, I began speaking of the seduction of silence.