The beach pebble lies on the glinting granitic sand, a dull brown red speckled with pink, until a ripple submerges it. Suddenly the piece of rock becomes a vibrant speckled breast of shingle, almost ready to take wings and leap into flight. … Continue reading
The warehouse doors opening into the void of the yard at all levels create a blue painted mosaic across the granite walls. The pattern is not quite ordered, as if it has a message that I can view but not understand.
I find the text on a paving slab on the footpath and I stare at it. The sharpness of the carving once accentuated each letter, but they are beginning to soften with wear. I want to bend down and pass … Continue reading
As soon as I exit, the cold tenses all the muscles in my face and I feel the skin tauten. Although the shock is painful, it is a refreshing stimulation and not unpleasant. There is a peculiar pungent scent to this … Continue reading
There is a cabbage tree in the gardens between the road and the balcony. Bundled leaves spike from the ends of the branches, stiff but still flexing in the wind. Although I am on the far side of the planet from my home, … Continue reading