online: 24 may 2015
modified: 24 may 2015
rainclouds over the city
...here at highest seat all is dry but a raincloud over the distant city
towers extends to ground level... and now the cloud is suddenly rising
and the towers are again visible...
...the few square meters around the seat are very worn... and carry
deposits both natural (pine cones) and artificial (cigarette butts and
an aluminium drink can)... and now i'm imagining some of these deposits
existing as fossils in the future history of this moraine (which is
...looking upward i notice twenty or so small flies or midges hovering
above my head but i feel no stings...
...heath extension... a cool evening... grey sky... no wind... people in
ones and twos accompanying dogs... suddenly i felt a soft pressure
behind my knee as i walked along a grassy path (it's the snout of a
...the trees are in full leaf... this place is so private... and yet so
inhabited... a tamed landscape... (and tamed people with tamed dogs)...
is it that we prefer nature to be tamed (ourselves included)... or that
a weakness?... (weakness or not... i like it!)
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