Seattle’s blue water provides a cool summer escape.
February mixes the Spokane River with ice.
I write flash fiction, non-fiction, essays and novels. This month’s Tease is from a work in progress.
How do you plan when there is no plan? How do you walk when there is no path? I live my life looking forward to the next “big thing”. Events, visits, trips, festivals. In my obligatory Covid-19 piece, which will emerge eventually (history practically demands it) I must speak of the people we’ve lost, the moments we’ve lost, the time we’ll never regain. But even that tally isn’t completed yet. Hell, the worst might be yet to come. And yet, in the capture of all this turmoil, the thing I miss most seems to be anticipation. Who dares plan anything at this point? A dinner out, perhaps, but a vacation … a trip … a cruise. Forget it. I miss that longing, that lean forward. Yes, we try to live in the moment, but if the moment is now, it’s not that appealing.
Our last edition in this five part Rhine River pictorial features some of our favorites – pics and places.
Part three of our trip takes us through the Middle Rhine.
Köln – Part two of our series takes us into Germany.
Some of my favorite images from a December visit to the city by the sound.