Over these things….


“Over these things I could not see;

These were the things that bounded me;

And I could touch them with my hand, Almost….”

Edna St Vincent Millay (Renascence)

July 26, ‘13

The color and tone of today is dull, dull, dull….  The temperature is chilly – almost the complete opposite of the intense heat wave we’ve just been through, weather that feels like an insult….   I’m dressed warmly; cotton sweater over summer jersey, long cotton pants as opposed to shorts, heavy socks to keep my feet warm….  Hard to keep up with the heat wave clothing and the anti-heat wave clothing.  The hum of A/C hasn’t been heard throughout the house and the neighborhood for a few days, now.  I slept under a flannel quilted blanket last night.  It’s almost noon and I can hardly keep my eyes open, feel as if in a torpor of dullness.  I think a nap will be in order for this afternoon.


This past Monday I talked to two news reporters when I went to Watertown to paint the old house scheduled for demolition.  One of the newspapers published an article about me painting on the scene and some info about the scheduled demolition.  It can be seen here:




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5 Responses to Over these things….

  1. beetleypete says:

    I read the article, always nice to get some press coverage for something you care about. You seem to be experiencing some strange weather there (somewhere in America), something we are very used to in the UK. Regards from Norfolk, Pete.

    • I’m in Connecticut, one of the New England states, so called, I’m told, because the Colonists found the weather much like the England they’d left behind.

    • Thanks for your comment. It was nice to get the press coverage for the record of the history of my home town. I was glad to be a part of the record on this house because there have been other places destroyed in my hometown by the march of progress and I had feelings but never expressed them.

  2. beetleypete says:

    Some research on place names suggests Connecticut, New England. Maybe that is why the weather is so changeable?

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