Sunday 24 August 2003
Pix Of The Day: Desert Downpour Drenches Day
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In the desert it never rains but it pours! This storm sat overhead for several hours, dumping its cargo of water onto the parched land beneath. Eerily the sun remained visible throughout, shining at the edge of the inky black clouds. We imagine the end of the world will probably be something like this, though we do not expect to be around to witness the event. The following day the cycle was repeated, and already there are signs of new growth appearing late in the season in response to the drenching. We hope the end of the world will also have that feature.
From Our 2002 Archive: Cool Kid in Shades - Saturday 24 August 2002
What is it that kids find so fascinating about sunglasses? Same thing that keeps dogs happy for hours hanging out of car windows I suppose. My own favorite displacement activity is sitting on the patio in the evenings, as the birds and bats swoop after the dragonflies, as the sun goes down. Clint Eastwood was once asked what he intended to do after a film was completed. He replied in that menacingly terse drawl, "Drink a little wine; watch some sunsets". Tonight the only thing I can think to add is, "Watch the moon come up over the mountains."
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)