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It happened up near Pasco, Washington. My aunt calls from Burns to tell me. “Jinella, I got some sad news. Kyrin laid himself down on the railroad tracks up near Pasco and got hit. Far as the cops could tell, he had his music plugged in his ears, you know how the kids do…and his… … more >>>
I FINISH MY READING at a Southwestern Writers’ Conference. I have spoken about crippling pain from a hiking fall and seeing a dust cloud from the Gobi Desert turn the sun moon-silver over the Black Rock, and how a volcanic out-cropping seen against sunset can become figures from a Javanese shadow play. A woman in… … more >>>
Scheherezade was a shadow against shadows. “Imagine,” she said, “that each of our small cruelties is never gone. They drift among us. And, on a night such as this, they glow with a cool light. The mountains, the sand, the alleys and highways are spangled with tiny blue-green moons. Beautiful. Terrible. It hurts to look… … more >>>
A hundred thousand worlds are flowers in the sky a single mind and body is moonlight on the water once the cunning ends and information stops at that moment there is no place for thought. —Han Shan Now and then I have thought that I couldn’t think. There sure weren’t any flowers in those moments.… … more >>>
We want our sound to go into the soul of the audience, and see if it can awaken some little thing in their minds… Cause there are so many sleeping people. -Jimi Hendrix, musician, singer, and songwriter (27 Nov 1942-1970) Are you curious? Are you coming out of a dream? And, as Jimi once asked,… … more >>>
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