Flight

Inspiration: 1934TWA began commercial service   Finding their rows, shoving their belongings in the overhead bin  or under the seats and buckling in. The unusual white noise of the cabin, so different than anywhere else in the world- The energy of a group of strangers meeting in one destination to go to another destination and disperse, …

Circumnavigate (Haiku)

  Day, night, hours pass  Events that make up the day Revolve and evolve     Inspiration: 1960  US atomic sub USS Triton completes 1st submerged circumnavigation of the globe #MDBC2016 May Day Blogging Challenge 2016 What is it? A way to make sure my friend and I continue blogging in May because we need to be …

Lemon on the Counter

1950 Actor Jack Lemmon (25) weds tv actress Cynthia Stone (24)   Slice it in half apply pressure through the brillo pad rind sail through the jelly center and confront the other rind   Grasp it and squeeze like a tennis ball citrus aroma dresses the ordinary be careful not to spurt juice in my eye   #MDBC2016 …

Landslide

Inspiration: 2012 17 people are killed and 47 missing after a flash flood in Nepal   Landslide The rains come year after year Filling the rivers until they overflow Soaking the dirt Pelting the mountains Breaking off pieces of rock On a rolling descent Crushing everything in its path   References: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=78070 http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2014/08/18/india-nepal-flooding/14249287/ http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2015/06/11/deadly-floods-and-landslides-hit-eastern-nepal-as-monsoon-season-starts/   May …

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Inspiration: 1927 1st balloon flight over 40,000 feet (Scott Field, Ill)     I loosen the lines tied around the stakes   Empty out the garbage that keeps me weighed down Stepping away from the squabbles, self-doubt, and the questions Causing me to run in circles instead of toward the finish line   I retreat into …