I have had the good fortune this year, 2019, as in many previous years, to spend time in Cedar Shelter in Mount Philo State Park. Every morning when I wake up I look up to see how the leaves of the giant maple trees that ring Cedar appear depending on light, sky, and time. Even this single leaf tells a story, what might that be, given that the maple tree is perhaps 100 feet tall and leaf bearing branches only appear starting at 50 feet above me.
I also have had the good fortune, as I do every year, to have Speeder and Earl's Coffee Shop on Pine Street as one of my Burlington homes away from home, welcoming all for as long as we want to stay, reading, writing, watching, talking. In my time there I am a steady customer who over time notes all the others who, like me, enjoy S & E's hospitality to the fullest. Here I offer a single image of what I see on the table of a woman who, like me, is pouring text into her laptop. I reveal nothing about that woman but encourage you to think about what this image suggests to you..
That's all for now, Sunday, 16 June 2019. Have to leave for Albany, last stop before I leave for Sweden. The people I have met in Burlington tell me, as always, that there must still be hope for America because they all have shown an America you hardly could imagine if all you know comes from the dark reports in the New York Times that I read every morning and comment on.