Fog...

.... It is foggy here.... 7:30 in the morning and a fine mist is hanging in the tree tops out back.... it's warm and the air feels heavy with moisture... sitting on the patio a few minutes ago, I noticed that the fog doesn't quite meet the ground.. and instead, it is hovering up around fifteen or twenty feet.... up where the limbs and branches tangle.. up where the canopy converges over my chair....

.. stunning, really.... and the world is still asleep....

... just another Wednesday... but not just another Wednesday....things are different now....

... later today I will be polishing up the long-underused wingtips and packing my bags.... and I'll be up early on Thursday for a roadtrip.... meeting old friends (and some new ones) in a beautiful city... tipping back a few jars and listening to some tales of a life spent....

... I wish the world were awake to see my patio this morning.... It isn't much, but it is mine... but really, all you have to do is look at it the right way and it will amaze you....

.... quiet and warm.... with just a hint of a breeze... and a train whistle sounding off in the distance.... fresh coffee in hand.... and bare feet on cool stones....

.... everyone should be here at least once in their life....

by Eric on June 28, 2006 | Bullshit (17) | TrackBack (0) | Poetry
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two levels there, eric...descriptive and imagined. i do that often, sitting and watching from my patio as my world wakes. itsa great way to meet the day.
have a safe trip

Bullshitted by marcus on June 28, 2006 07:42 AM

"everyone should be here at least once in their life.... "

-Everyone should be so lucky as to have a place they feel that way about.

Bullshitted by Lisa W. on June 28, 2006 08:13 AM

Beautiful post Eric. I can see it in my minds eye.

And you're right...everyone SHOULD be there at least once. A piece of heaven you have there.....

Bullshitted by Tammi on June 28, 2006 08:46 AM

Eric, there is just something about your writing that is soothing to my soul.

*hugs*

Bullshitted by Evilicious Blonde on June 28, 2006 09:30 AM

Safe trip, and I'll see you tomorrow.

Bullshitted by Yabu on June 28, 2006 10:15 AM

...and we finally got rain! Wasn't it wonderful?..everything seems so green and clean again.

Have a safe trip.

Bullshitted by vicki on June 28, 2006 10:33 AM

Hoping the fog lifts soon, and it finds its way abve the tangled branches.

Sometimes those tangles, cause things to stick around for a while.

Nothing wrong with a little fog....or moisture for that matter. It seems to make us human.

Bullshitted by armywifetoddlermom on June 28, 2006 11:42 AM

Hoping the fog lifts soon, and it finds its way above the tangled branches.

Sometimes those tangles, cause things to stick around for a while.

Nothing wrong with a little fog....or moisture for that matter. It seems to make us human.

Bullshitted by armywifetoddlermom on June 28, 2006 11:42 AM

You take care, and mind the road. I'm glad that you get to go...

Bullshitted by Richmond on June 28, 2006 04:21 PM

I wish I had had your deck to step on this morning Eric, the better to ease my own sorrow in the morning fog. I'm sorry I won't be able to attend the service. I would have liked to be there while those who loved and knew him well celebrated his life.

Please raise a toast from me to a great voice taken from us too soon. I'll be there in spirit.

Bullshitted by Libby on June 28, 2006 07:21 PM

I'd be there at the service if I could find a frickin way to get there. Bejus! I'm near Pensacola, put feelers out everywhere today, & not one response.
I don't drive but I know an airplane when I see one.
There are airports everywhere.
It can't be 500 miles fer crissakes.
Helluva lot closer than DC where I've always lived.
Eric, your porch ain't that much farther. Someday I'll find a way there and cuss you for not letting me know you were in DC last year so I could show you the best bars.
Oh. We went over that already. Sorry.

You knew Rob personally. I did not, just thru the blog & a few emails. I bet you hurt more than me, but not by much. I have a lot more of his story in me than I will let on. The man opened my eyes to a lot about me.
Have a good trip. Say goodbye to him for me.

Bullshitted by Horrabin on June 28, 2006 08:51 PM

Anyone told you lately what a silver-tongued devil you are?

Bullshitted by Junebugg on June 29, 2006 01:31 AM

Save travels you two...

Bullshitted by Ann on June 29, 2006 03:55 AM

I wish that I could have made the trip. I sat on the back porch for a hour or so last night thinking about what I could write in tribute to the crazy cracker. Not much that I could say that hasn't already been said better than I could ever put it. But one thing for damn sure, bloggin will go on without him ...it just won't be the same

Bullshitted by GUYK on June 29, 2006 12:53 PM

Eric,

I just wanted to say I am so sorry to hear of your friend's passing.

I never really had much exchange with Rob, but he seemed like that rare individual that makes life interesting.

Rob surely had a lot of friends. I am sure he knew you all loved him.

Bullshitted by Cowtown Pattie on June 29, 2006 01:26 PM

No photo? :-(
You paint a beautiful word-picture, though. :-)
Your letter to the Acidman was beautiful, too.

Bullshitted by just-me-jen on June 30, 2006 05:26 AM

yep.. I think a photo is in order :)

Bullshitted by soniclibra on June 30, 2006 11:47 AM