Sunday, March 02, 2008


Orange Flower
It was warm and sunny today--nature's cruel joke on us, the tantalizing glimpse of spring that we all know will be snatched away by another year-long month of dreary soul-killing rain.

I took a walk in Golden Gate Park, and it was clear everyone else was thinking the same gloomy thoughts as myself. Kids were 'frolicking', people were 'basking' in the sun--all of it a performance, all of them really there to wallow in the misery of nature's cruelty, all of them going through the motions of 'enjoying' the 'lovely' day while inside they mused bitterly about the sadistic vagaries of the universe, and tensed for the sudden but inevitable betrayal.