this is my command post. from which i do nothing.
all day and night long.
except stare at the islands.
and pull heavy metal chaise lounges down a step and across the lawn at midnight in the pitch black darkness.
so i can get a better view of the stars.
without falling over the bluff and into the drink.
i don't want to miss a single shade of blue.
also if you get up early there's several hours of extra time in which you can do nothing.
the best thing? pure quiet. no human voices. silence. except for the waves all day and all night.
i heard someone say the other day, "i like people. i just don't want to hear them or see them."
yeah. i know what you mean.
i'm keeping track of the different shades of ocean and the exact time when i notice the change of color across the surface of the water. i paint little swatches into my sketchbook. blue blue blue blue blue grey gold blue blue blue mercury.
data collection never stops.
there is much to observe and study.
also last night i saw a fireball. which is, for the time being, the most awesome thing i've ever seen before in my entire life.
i submitted a detailed report to the American Meteor Society.
A fireball report.
i like to do my part to help.
eventually someone is going to need to know about the true color of the ocean. over the course of a week. during november. of 2014.
and when the time comes i'm going to raise my hand from the very back row and say, "GOT IT!"