I've been remiss in posting the results of my pic-a-day project here. Let's see if I can catch up.
Because what I want most is permanence,
What I do best is bury fire now,
To bank the blaze within, and out of sense,
Where hidden fires and rivers burn and flow,
Create a world that is still and intense
I come to you with only the straight gaze.
These are not hours of fire but years of praise,
The glass full to the brim, completely full,
But held in balance so no drop can spill.
- from 'Because What I Want Most is Permanence,' by May Sarton
Day 25: Donna's
My friend Greg plays a mean five-string.
"COUNTRY COMFORT IN LANCASTER COUNTY. GENTLE STYLE AMIDST A GENTLE LIFE GENTLE PLEASURES.
"Hotel Olde Amish Inn rooms are, equipped with most of the facilities. Like Cable T.V. in room, Phones, Hair Dryer, Digital Alarm Clock with easy to read display at Night Time, Non Smoking Rooms, Individually controlled Heating and Air Conditioning, cable T.V, in room phones, Wake up Call Service, Refrigerator in some rooms. Luggage Stand, Space specially made for hanging your Coat and Clothes, Ice Bucket."
- from the website of the Olde Amish Inn, Ronks, Pa.
A revenant of then-Mayor, now-Governor Martin O'Malley's "Believe" campaign. I was never really clear on what, exactly, we were supposed to believe in.
Day 29: The Hippo
The grey lady of Baltimore gay bars.