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Ailinn
Windchimer

2154 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2013 :  19:46:43  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
"...Soooo... What are you waiting for?..." he said. She said, "A guy named Sully taught me how to hit a bag when I was seven. A big clock on the wall behind the ring. Red second hand wide as a sword's blade. "Punch THROUGH! Punch THROUGH!" Sully shouted. "True" was how he said it. "Hit da CLOCK, kid!" and he'd knock my fists higher up in front of my chin. "Pugilistic Art," my daddy called it in that tangy humid air. Later it was ballet and drama school to poise and grace me up."

He collected the stories as if for a book, and he dealt his own out on the table. Random as a hand of Solitaire.

Just ink on paper. Paper and ink. Written to see what it was. His sapphire and diamond highways. His ruby at the top of the mast. The way he saw and said things.
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buckman
Firefly

USA
2818 Posts

Posted - 10/01/2013 :  13:18:06  Show Profile  Visit buckman's Homepage  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Shades of '63
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD-WNWVEtgE&feature=share&list=UU_4nf2jQx2KAWdNdl1aRjOw


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buckman
Firefly

USA
2818 Posts

Posted - 10/01/2013 :  13:20:48  Show Profile  Visit buckman's Homepage  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Ramblin Blues
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki4FMxPpRug&feature=share&list=UU_4nf2jQx2KAWdNdl1aRjOw


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buckman
Firefly

USA
2818 Posts

Posted - 10/01/2013 :  15:16:23  Show Profile  Visit buckman's Homepage  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
East Kentucky
http://youtu.be/6GFVLwgDk_4


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Ailinn
Windchimer

2154 Posts

Posted - 10/11/2013 :  11:54:45  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
"...and steam rising from grates in the sidewalk," she says, "...and all the streetlights in halo...all that carbonated blood rushing out of the tunnels. The risk you miss that you're used to!" "Lay down beside me," he says, and he closes his eyes. Listening gargoyles outside the window. A landmark bridge.
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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3793 Posts

Posted - 10/11/2013 :  18:44:19  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
...She said, "The way you are now is what I like the best."

My heart melted...
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Ailinn
Windchimer

2154 Posts

Posted - 10/12/2013 :  19:34:59  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Fog three feet deep on the bedroom floor when he leaves the balcony door open. A whisper of ash on the grate. Invisible ships in the harbor. An ocean too close to see clearly. Nights leaning into the oars as waves sweep across the starscape.
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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3793 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2013 :  18:20:03  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Yes, I watched the ultra-lights from La Holla, above Blacks Beach. Sailing down to climb back up to the top. All for nought... Or was it???
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Ailinn
Windchimer

2154 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2013 :  19:03:41  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Glider Port. 2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, La Jolla, CA. Just down the road near Salk Institute and UCSD. Mostly paragliding now. (Catch those thermals.) "The mecca of free flight in the USA."

Blacks Beach. Clothing is optional.
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Ailinn
Windchimer

2154 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2013 :  19:07:27  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Santa Ana blush in the room. Apricot flush in the mirror. The mountains igniting behind them. Their deckle edge rising in flames. Dazzle of sky before the blinds close. Sun-stung cheeks and let-down hair in a tangle. Fire weather.
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Doug L
Firefly

Canada
5446 Posts

Posted - 10/15/2013 :  00:24:49  Show Profile  Visit Doug L's Homepage  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
After 42 e-mails and the support of friends
and record labels, Youtube has reinstated my channel.
I'm relieved, tired, happy.

Roisin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73EOqthFopQ
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San Diego
Swinger

508 Posts

Posted - 10/15/2013 :  18:18:56  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Wonderful news! Persistence pays.
Doug, thank you for your kindness...and all you do for the Porch. Love, Ro
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Jonmark
Windchimer

USA
1791 Posts

Posted - 10/15/2013 :  21:13:10  Show Profile  Visit Jonmark's Homepage  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Wonderful news...
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Joe Z
Windchimer

USA
1819 Posts

Posted - 10/16/2013 :  11:10:20  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Great news, Doug. The Force is with you.
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Ailinn
Windchimer

2154 Posts

Posted - 10/19/2013 :  18:18:18  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
A convergence of freeways beside the Blue Shade Motel. "...cloverleaf opportunity..." he said, his mind already out there racing that fast car. Spangled windshield on a glass-edged road. Mica-bright air and sun-bent flowers. The tumbleweed still rooted and green. The wind farms day-long shadows. Mornings they'd wake up plucky and luck-bound. It was love. It was not safe.
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Ailinn
Windchimer

2154 Posts

Posted - 10/28/2013 :  21:05:15  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
He picks up the brush and paints the gravity necessary to hold them in place. She has no plot but to keep him alive.
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Ailinn
Windchimer

2154 Posts

Posted - 10/29/2013 :  18:45:15  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
There was a marble I worked with called Raspberry Lights. A stone so beautiful clients would press the platter-size sample to their chests the way girls used to carry their school books. A vanilla field with a mist of raspberry shot through. The vanilla was creamy and the raspberry transparent with some blur at the edge. I carried a sample with me for luck. A domestic quarry so no "on the water" story. No "...lost coming around the Cape..." or, "...you know that hurricane off Point so-and-so, well..." An invincible stone until the last time I called to order and they told me...the vein had run out.
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Ailinn
Windchimer

2154 Posts

Posted - 10/29/2013 :  19:57:32  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
"...an' the odd one up on twenty-four who picks up her mail around midnight.."
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Ailinn
Windchimer

2154 Posts

Posted - 10/29/2013 :  20:00:56  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Wind in the chimes and the moon's slanted silver. Starry tears and ruby-stung ears. Her bell-tied shoes waterlogged. Crazy rain here. Come home.
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Ailinn
Windchimer

2154 Posts

Posted - 11/01/2013 :  19:14:38  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
"Wake up in the middle of the night..." He believes in the revelation in dreams. In sleep's informative power. He expects a certain finish by now. Something to show for all those put-away pages. Shovel work. Sore shoulders.
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