The sun set on a wet city this evening. The steady rain and cool air made a turtleneck, space heater, and fuzzy slippers necessary all day. Fine with me. Sometimes perpetual sunshine induces schizophrenia and manic behavior. But a day like today…perfect for reading, cooking, arting, and watching a good movie like Babel. (by the way can someone please tell me what the note said that the deaf/mute girl gave the cop in the Tokyo highrise scene)
Early in the afternoon I tossed together this very simple and good chicken curry salad. Rotisserie chicken, red seedless grapes, celery, walnuts, plain yogurt, salt, pepper, and a palmful of curry powder. Chop, toss, stir in yogurt, done. Measuring unneccessary. What made it even better was eating if off of this wallpaper-patterned plate.
You may wonder if I’m in rural Kentucky or Los Angeles if you look east out my kitchen window, past the window boxes, to the little lane that snakes back behind my house. Some of my neighbors have extremely long, steep staircases to their front doors so they go down the lane to park in the back of their houses. I don’t guess Kentucky has dense stands of yucca or bamboo, does it?
Late in the damp afternoon I stepped outside my little cottage with the camera to gather more evidence of rain in late April. In a few weeks our rainy season will end and the wet days will be gone for the next 7 or 8 months. That’s a lot of SUN days in a row. I feel a mood disorder coming on. If everyone were to paint the door to their garages purple and mosaic a glittering pile of glass and tile around the frame we’d all be better equipped to deal with the dry spell that’s heading our way. There aren’t many problems that a nice thick rim of silver glitter can’t solve.
Finally, up at the top a couple more pages from my fall 2006 visual journal.