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    Slowly I Rush

    Sitting on a large boulder
    By the coast

    Spray on my face
    Sections have dried to a whitish powder - salt

    A sea bird of some kind lands nearby
    Squawking it says - "Who are you and What do you want?"
    My five languages do not include "Squawk"
    Foolish of me to have not studied it.
    It must be simple, birds know it

    Off to the other side
    something small is moving - I look
    It is the smallest of all shell with a critter inside.
    I look again, there are thousands of them by the rocks on the shoreline
    White and grey. I think.
    Relief, - they do not speak squawk.
    We agree on telepathy of sorts - the shells and humble me.

    Nothing is clear actually
    Day is teasing on a faraway line of ocean water
    It rushes slowly at the same pace it has for gazillions of years.
    Gazillions - surely a Squawk word.

    AHA - there is her tiny little yellow top.
    ODD isn't it?
    The top is a side to someone else and will be a bottom to me later in this cycle.
    The rhyme and rhythm of life is odd.

    Not sure why - certainly not a ritual
    I stand and take off my shirt and spread my arms
    Then think out loud
    Come to me Sun, You have much to do
    Turn white bodies to brown, make plants grow and increase air-conditioning sales.
    C'mon big guy. Just one more time. C'mon.
    Then we both rest.


    Be well
    Charles
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    "squawk"...........wonderful reading!


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    Fun.... thanks!

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    Hi all,
    I have received quite some mail on this piece. Please understand that it is a fun piece.

    For the person in France, Thank you for reading me and for wondering about our island. It is as mystical as it is real. The largest portion of us residing here absolutely love it. Regarding becoming a member of this board and the forum, please contact "Andrea J." She will guide you through the process.

    Be well
    charles
    THERE ARE PLACES TO SEE - STORIES TO TELL
    IMAGES TO HARNESS - AND MORE STORIES ON caribbean.tv
    be well
    charles

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    re: forum membership

    the aruba.com community forum's new parent website has experienced MAJOR glitches and delays and new members should be able to register beginning july 5.
    it has been a long process and i am sorry no new members have been able to sign on lately

    Quote Originally Posted by charles View Post
    Hi all,
    I have received quite some mail on this piece. Please understand that it is a fun piece.

    For the person in France, Thank you for reading me and for wondering about our island. It is as mystical as it is real. The largest portion of us residing here absolutely love it. Regarding becoming a member of this board and the forum, please contact "Andrea J." She will guide you through the process.

    Be well
    charles

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