The young woman's bare foot stuck out from under the brown quilt. Her toes were painted light pink. Breathing in short, shallow spasms, like a small bird trapped, she slept softly as the big man stared. Her bunk rocked slightly as the night train sped south out of Canada. The stubborn shadows in the corners of her berth swallowed the gaslight whole.
“…And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence…”
—Paul Simon, Sounds of Silence, 1964
Delegates from all over the world met in San Francisco during the spring of 1945 to draft and sign the Charter of the United Nations. President Franklin D. Roosevelt died on April 12, shortly before he was to have opened the United Nations Conference. On May 19, the delegates held a commemorative ceremony in tribute to his memory in Muir Woods’ Cathedral Grove, where a dedication plaque was placed in his honor.
This sign is a gentle reminder to visitors in this day & age.
Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, shot with CameraBoost app, edited in Snapseed.
I have been a proud member of the Working Class from the moment that I got my first job mixing mortar and toting concrete blocks for the Masonry Contractor who lived across the street from us in Florida.
My family of origin all had jobs in the manufacturing industries of Northeast Ohio. A few members of the family went to college and got degrees in Engineering, Education and the Medical fields, but we were primarily a family of hands-on, make-it-don’t-break-it people. Continue reading
“Share a photo that features a light source.” —WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge
These security lights illuminate the beach on the West side of the South Anchorage of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, shot with Camera+ app, edited in Snapseed and Camerabag 2.
My partner and I stopped to take in the bird’s-eye view over Ft. Point after replacing the lamp in this Cable Outline fixture.
Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, shot with Camera+ app, edited in Snapseed and CameraBag 2.
Years ago, when I first became a writer I befriended a gentleman, James Dunne, who worked for Ferrari. I was writing a novel set in Monte Carlo and wanted to know all I could about the Formula One and the cars, people, etc. I also attended the first NASCAR races in DFW and became friends with members of Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s pit crew to get an inside perspective on car racing.